Tangible Striptease in Nanosequences,
Center des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, Paris-Diderot University, Paris, France, 2016


ORLAN performs ” Tangible striptease en nanoséquences” at the Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains and Université Paris Diderot on Thursday, June 02, 2016 as part of the Bains Numériques festival. She works with Mael Le Mée and Sup’Biotech.

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Harlequin’s Coat, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 2015, Liverpool

This work in progress, created in 2007 and exhibited several times, combines video projections of ORLAN’s cells collected during the Biopsie performance and  combined with those of other human and animal strains, petri dishes and a bioreactor enabling the in vitro culture of these cells. ORLAN created this work with Jens Hauser and a laboratory that kept cells alive. 

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Biospy, The Harlequin Coat, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, Laboratory SymbioticA, Perth University, Australia 2007

In the preface to Tiers-instruit, entitled “Laïcité”, Michel Serres describes the Harlequin who, having gradually removed all his layers of patchwork clothing during a round-the-world tour, presents a skin that is also in patchwork form. ORLAN was greatly inspired by this work, which she will read during the Biopsie performance.

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