WC

Description: 
With the approval of the then director, Christian Bernard, Philippe Perrin took on the services of a gang of the area of Les Moulins in Nice. Armed with baseball bats, they destroy the toilets of the art center and cover the remains with tags.

The result of this "fitting" was part of the exhibition Le principe de réalité. A life-size silhouette of Philippe Perrin holding a gun was installed in the field of ruins. The piece by Rachid Taha, Voilà, Voilà was put in loop, volume cranked up.

The ruined space was then converted into technical storage for the art center.
Philippe Perrin | photographie de la performance "WC", 1993 | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Villa Arson
Philippe Perrin | photographie de la performance "WC", 1993 | © Philippe Perrin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © DR | courtesy Villa Arson
Creator: 
Philippe Perrin
Performer: 
Philippe Perrin
Producer: 
Philippe Perrin
Occurence: 
Places: 
Starting date: 
07 03 1993
1993/10/3
Topology: 
Background: 
during the exhibition Le Principe de Réalité (The Principle of Reality) at the Centre national d'art contemporain of the Villa Arson
Adress: 
20, avenue Stephen Liégeard
Témoignage: 
Philippe Perrin | WC, 1993