Cultural Climbing of the Nice theater

Creator: 
Jean Mas
Performer: 
Jean Mas
Ben
Bibliographical sources: 
cité in Jean Mas, Trente ans de Performas, Alain Amiel, 2008, p.34 cité in Performas, 40 ans d'art d'attitude, Alain Amiel, 2010
Producer: 
Jean Mas
Occurence: 
Témoignage: 
Jean Mas | Escalade culturelle du théâtre de Nice, 1976
Description: 
During a Fluxus concert, I climbed the North face of the ancient theater of Nice to echo the first ascents of the Anapurna’s North face (it was then the North faces era: that of the Everest, the Mont Blanc, the Anapurna ).
I wanted to do my North face...
I trained for a month, but the wrong way (I did some push-ups instead of pull-ups).
I climbed on a rope that was used for the stage sets.
Arrived at the top, I was very tired. Paralyzed on the top by a cramp! But I did not want to lose face ...
This climbing was introduced by Ben Vautier.
Jean Mas | photographie de la performance "Escalade culturelle du théâtre de Nice", 1976 | © Jean Mas | photographie : © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel
Jean Mas | photographie de la performance "Escalade culturelle du théâtre de Nice", 1976 | © Jean Mas | photographie : © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel
Jean Mas | photographie de la performance "Escalade culturelle du théâtre de Nice", 1976 | © Jean Mas | photographie : © DR | courtesy Alain Amiel