Unforgettable and stunning metamorphosis
Two decades ago, visual artist Olivier de Sagazan began applying clay to his own body. In an attempt to fulfil his long-standing innate desire to become one with his material. In order to bring his clay to life, he needed to transform himself into a sculpture. Transfiguration tells the tale of this overwhelming metamorphosis, which is simultaneously beguiling and disturbingly beautiful. During the 45-minute span of this visual spectacle, De Sagazan buries himself in his material, layer after layer, until nothing remains than a living work of art: a mindless being somewhere between a marionette and a puppeteer. Yet when the moment arrives that he is literally blinded by the clay, he is forced to look within and delve deep into his spiritual netherworld to find himself again. Transfiguration is a truly memorable experience.
“Olivier de Sagazan’s Transfiguration, a performance first created 20 years ago, has to be one of the most original, incredible things you’re likely to see.”
Playwright and director | Olivier de Sagazan
Performer | Olivier de Sagazan