la Grande Lessive

I performed la Grande Lessive in my installation Amniov  for the 8th Biennale of Melle, channelling my alter ego  Defence tactile. The audience was invited to penetrate into the wash-house for a tactile encounter in which I washed their hands with a mix of water and ashes, following a traditional soap recipe. The lubricant powder of Amniov was replaced with ashes during the performance,  falling from the ceiling, catching sun light in a cloud of smoke.