Corps sans Organes (Body without Organs)
Documentation short edit of performance by Ibuki Kuramochi
for the Ultra! Public Art Project
at the Torrance Art Museum
August 21, 2021
Ultra! Performances curated by Jason Jenn
Artist Statement: This performance art explored the mutability of the body, the essential nature of the body, and sexuality under the theme of the philosophical concept of the body without organs. The performance combined the theatricality of Butoh with the improvisational nature of the body and the elements of action painting. In the performance "Corps sans Organes” (Body without Organs), I started with an empty physicality (like a fetus), and then encountered my genitals (self). With the transforming landscape, I finally encountered and combined my detached organism-body.