Mutant Stage 2, a film by Elene Usdin with Jung-Ae Kim, 2014 © Stéphane Perche

Mutant Stage 2

Date: 2014
Medium: Film, 2.30 minutes
Exhibition: Mutant Stage

The second episode of the Mutant Stage series was filmed in November 2014 by Elene Usdin. It is a fable that gives birth to various combinations of bodies and objects.

“Imaginary creatures emerge from this episode. They mimic Man’s everyday gestures which objects had also attempted to recreate, out of nostalgia. Numerous transformations stem from these interactions: the mattress becomes a soft shell; the electric cables turn the dancer’s body into a spider untangling its web. Resembling urban and concrete animals, these surrealist creatures reference Ovide’s Metamorphisis.”
Elene Usdin


Jung-Ae Kim
Trained in traditional dance in Korea, and classical and contemporary danse, Jung-Ae Kim graduated from the CNR in Paris and the EX.E.R.CE Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier.
She began her career at the age of 15 in the company Trust and collaborate since then with numerous choreographers: Mathilde Monnier, Olivier Dubois, Odile Duboc, Jean-François Peyret among others.
Mutant Stage 2, a film by Elene Usdin with Jung-Ae Kim, 2014 © Stéphane Perche
Mutant Stage 2, a film by Elene Usdin with Jung-Ae Kim, 2014