February 28, 2017
Grazhdanskaya street, 13/15,
Bertgolz Center, 4 floor
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On 28th of February on Yann Marussich will perform “Bain Brisé” in Performative Arts Studio Opening in Saint-Petersburg.
A bath is filled with broken glass. A man’s forearm is visible at the surface of the sharp and crystalline magma. The man is stuck inside his bath of glass shards and cannot get out without getting injured. It is impossible for the audience to truly grasp that he is steeped inside some 1300 pounds of solid matter, and that time is ticking by. Is this the paradox of contemplating a man in danger?
Yann Marussich shares this intimate moment, creating a dreamlike atmosphere with the everyday situation of a bath being taken in public, rather than seeking to reveal the superhuman element of his performance. For some two hours, Yann Marussich plunges the audience into a visual and sensory apnoea, until the body is freed to the echoing sound of crushing glass. All the while, the audience is submerged, deep in concentration and frozen by the glances they share with the performer.