© Klonaris/Thomadaki

© Klonaris/Thomadaki
(Maria Klonaris' performance)

© Klonaris/Thomadaki


by Maria KLONARIS & Katerina THOMADAKI
1976-2012 / Video / b&w / sound / 1S / 15' 00

In 1976, Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki direct with the Collectif 010 in La Cartoucherie in Vincennes a 48-hour action, LA TORTURE, which is recorded on tape by Jean Roualdès. In 2012, after the digitization of the original video tapes by the Bibliothèque Nationale of France for the Klonaris/Thomadaki Archive, the two artists proceed to a reinterpretation of this document, highlighting the characteristics of the 1/2-inch video format.
This video is a trace of a public performance, where bodies, even under constraint, blinded and gagged, manifest their protest power against coercion. This performance against torture is one of the first examples of the art of the body theorized by the two artists.


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 61,00 €