Renew


This project is long-term performance around self-identity,
& the influence of pop culture on its construction.

It started in 2015 and was exhibited in 2017 in Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA.
Photography, Margaux Gayet - Concept & Performance, Chlovis Lobre

Black Swan

LEROY : "All that discipline, for what?"
NINA : "I want to be perfect."

Terminator 2 : Judgment Day

JOHN: "You don't feel any emotion about it one way or the other?"
TERMINATOR: "No. I have to stay functional until my mission is complete. Then it doesn't matter."
JOHN: "Yeah. I have to stay functional too. "I'm too important"."

Basketball Diaries

"All I've been doing is reading this diary wondering how the hell I'm still alive?"

Doom Generation

"There's just no place for us in this world."

Cry Baby

"Use your mentality and cool down!"

Domino

"When I was a little girl, my father told me that if you weren't careful,
you could lose everything you've ever earned in life in a split second."

V for Vendetta

"I can't feel anything! There's nothing left to feel! Don't you understand?"

American History X

"I'll be allright."

LEROY : "What did you do?"
NINA : "I felt it."
LEROY : "Oh my god"
NINA : "...perfect."
LEROY : "Someone, get help."
NINA : "Shhh..."

Leroy looks back at her. She smiles.

NINA : "It was perfect."

About the project

The “Renew” project is the result of a long-term performance started in 2015. It revolves around self-identity and the influence of pop culture on its construction.

The project began with the performer taking on, in real life, the appearance of eight movie characters (4 men and 4 women).
This inner reflection led to gender interrogation, construction of self-identity, and a journey through the process of recovering.

The exhibition included screen captures from movies, original photography, selected sentences and crafted material.

On View at Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica
September 8, 2017 – October 22, 2017
Opening Event: September 9 2017, 6-8pm

( Made with Carrd )