The metamorphosis of the black man or the wolf-man

Performance type: 
Performance
Free tags: 
Animal
Creator: 
Pierre Pinoncelli
Performer: 
Pierre Pinoncelli
Occurence: 
Description: 

The performance was quite long, the environment made up of about forty of my colored characters hung on a wooden structure’s surface. I had sat down in the middle of it, clothed in my death costume (long black habit, skeleton’s mask, and great sombrero), I disrobed to reveal a colorful habit, patchwork like my characters, with colored wings. This done, I left, went towards an iron cage made by another artist. I asked him to enter this cage, I entered. I broke my wings like a bird gone crazy, I rolled on the ground, someone put a sheet over the cage. During the time in which I was hidden, I disguised myself as a wolf, I screamed to death. End of performance.

Ben et Pinoncelli après l'action de l'Homme-Loup
Pierre Pinoncelli | photographie de la performance "La métamorphose de l'homme noir ou L'Homme-Loup", 1990 | Ben et Pinoncelli après l'action de l'Homme-Loup | © Pierre Pinoncelli - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Jean Ferrero