“Sagazan’s Transfiguration, has to be one of the most original, incredible things you’re likely to see. “The Guardian
The first time in 1998 at Galerie Marie Vitoux( Paris). Over 250 performances and 25 different countries.
Duration : 50 min
“Le visage humain n’a pas encore trouvé sa face et c’est au peintre à la lui donner…” – Antonin Artaud
The performance “Transfiguration” is the story of the sculptor ‘s unfulfilled desire to imbue his creation with life. In a gesture of despair, he enters in his material clay to give it life. He sculpts clay on his head, burying himself in the material, eradicating his identity and becoming a living work of art, somewhere puppeteer in a puppet. But then, the material blinds him and he is forced to look inwards, into the very depths of his Self. In a fascinating, expressive, total performance, Sagazan shifts identities on stage, from “holy Face” to the “Meat Face”. He pierces, erases and unravels the layers of his face in a frenetic and uninhibited quest. Painting and sculpting oneself becomes a form of ritual positioned between dance and trance where improvisation, random and serendipity are the creation motor.