Live performance, 1 hour long

Human Pain-ting

The idea is for a first half I use men’s bodies as human paintbrushes. This is a gendered reversal of Yves Klein’s work. Then in the second half I am immobilised on canvas representing the feminine muse that was entrapped by Klein’s paintings, but then I begin to intuitively move which ultimately builds up to ecstatic dance, representing the muse being liberated to express herself without any external forces. Then, at the third part, other women/queer/nonbinary folks join me onstage, and we play

About the artist

Jesalyn Bolduc

Brussels, BE

Jes Bolduc is a queer American artist living and working in the Heart of Europe. Their work primarily focuses on reclaiming Appalachian culture through a queer lens with dance, performance, & poetry.