“Our whole being is just the delusion of many.” Robert Musil
The king in the shadow of his palace and his people,the church and its faithful in that of the pope, the boss in the shadow of the worker and his factory. Three tyrants in the closet of an abandoned monument, left alone in the exercise of their language, a register codified by the respective nature of their power: temporal, spiritual, economic. To exercise this power, they must subjugate this uninhabited kingdom and, paradoxically, subjugate all sovereigns. The tyrant governs, and the subjugation reveals a metamorphosed shock, a deconstruction of his code, this corporal place that contains the social function. The materialisation of the individual, the “man without qualities”, emerging from the chrysalis of sovereignty is therefore inevitable. The body finds a unique language, not related to its role but to its nature.In turn, the individual opens itself to a new metamorphosis, the eruption of the real body instead of the body of the personage, the artist escaping from the individual whose abandoned moulting, costume, reveals the artifice.
TYRAN(S) explores places of the body with humour, its capacity to absorb protocol, codes, its resilience and continuous reinvention.