Polish Performance Archive

Description by Filmoteka Muzeum

One of three performances from the cycle My Body within the festival “Polish Performance,” Słupsk, 1995.

In 1995 Wyrzykowski wrote the text The Developed Body of Technical Culture, which is of seminal importance for the artist's practice especially in the 1990s. The artist highlighted the significance of the body as a medium in art.

One of such performances is There Is No Body, in which Wyrzykowski juxtaposes the sentence “THE SPACE OF ART IS MY BODY” imprinted on his own body with another sentence: “THERE IS NO BODY,” which is made by cutting out letters in a t-shirt and exposing the uncovered body fragments to the radiation of a quartz lamp.

(KK)