Simon Senn

Simon Senn
Be Arielle F, 2020
Simon Senn buys online the digital replica of a female body, once downloaded, he animates it with sensors, of those commonly found today: there it is "in" a woman's body, through his 3D glasses at least. The experience is disturbing. Who is this woman? Can he make this digital body do whatever he wants to and with it? Doesn't this virtual form open him up to a new sensuality?

He manages to find the young woman whose body has been scanned, and begins a dialogue with her that continues today, questioning this third digital body that exists between the two of them.

He also tries to dialogue with the salesman, with a lawyer, with a psychologist, to understand what he can legally make this body do, to question this disorder, to know if he is affected by the now attested "Snapchat dysmorphia", this psychic disease that makes people want to transform themselves to resemble their online image. Specialists are hesitating; it would seem that law and psychology are not moving as fast as reality.

In a theatrical lecture that is also a demonstration and a confession, Simon Senn exposes how virtual and real are not opposed, and reveals the unexpected interplay between image, sensuality, technology, law, psychology and gender.
Lafayette Anticipations
Wednesday 23 Sep 2020
from 08:30 pm to 09:40 pm
Thursday 24 Sep 2020
from 08:30 pm to 09:40 pm

Lafayette Anticipaitions
Simon Senn, Be Arielle F © Elisa Larvego


Simon Senn obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Geneva University of Art and Design and a Master's degree from Goldsmiths College in London.
At first glance, his work seems to suggest that he is a socially committed artist, speaking out against a certain type of injustice. However, his work sometimes reveals a more ambiguous approach, exploring aporias rather than articulating directed criticism.
Even though his videos or installations are normally based on a certain reality, fiction is often mixed in. Be Arielle F is his first proposal for the stage, with which he was awarded the second Premio Prize in 2019.

13 Sep

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