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Body Double 32
09.29.18 - 9PM-12AM
The Night of Courtyards — Cour du Musée du Vieux-Toulouse

Brice Dellsperger

Body Double 32, 2017, Vidéo 2K

with Alex Wetter

Courtesy Air de Paris, Paris

Film screening, 11 min

Brice Dellsperger began to work on the Body Double series in 1995. The title is borrowed from Brian de Palma's film, and his obsessive theme is the idealised body in cinema. Each Body Double acts out a scene from the movie. From remake to remake, Brice Dellsperger explores the dubbing process: all the characters are interpreted by one single actor, usually cross-dressed as women, using techniques such as repetition, inversion, superimposition to intensify the scenes.

In Body Double 32, Brice Dellsperger acts out the famous scene from the movie Carrie, in which Carrie, a shy and bullied teenager later on becomes a bully herself with evil supernatural forces. As she showers in the school locker room, she discovers that her hands are covered in blood, while the young girls around her turn into a multitude of variations of herself.