What is your race ? that is your rice ?

Series: 
Les aventures de René d'Azur
Performance type: 
Happening
Creator: 
Gilbert Caty
Performer: 
Gilbert Caty
Theoretical background: 
Occurence: 

Bande-son de l'exposition <em>What is your race ? that is your rice ?</em>

Synopsis / Description: 
Bande-son de l'exposition What is your race ? that is your rice ?
Description: 

Before the influx of visitors that force the organizers of the exhibition to allow the public to enter in dribs and drabs, Gilbert Caty, also known as René d’Azur, improvises a street performance in tune with the pieces he is exhibiting. Masked, dressed in military fatigues, a ruffled shirt and a kalambé, a traditional Amazonian cloth, he catches women by his pinky using his Amazonian woman-puller.

Disguise and mask outside of the exhibition. Rolling gait with the click-clacking of shoes. Distribution of black and white rice…

The objective : distract the many spectators waiting to visit the exhibition in groups of 20 or 30.

The public involved is afraid of the mask.

Gilbert Caty | photographie de la performance "What is your race ? that is your rice ?", 2004 | © Gilbert Caty | photographie : © Gérald Panighi | courtesy de l'artiste
Gilbert Caty | photographie de la performance "What is your race ? that is your rice ?", 2004 | © Gilbert Caty | photographie : © Gérald Panighi | courtesy de l'artiste
Gilbert Caty | photographie de la performance "What is your race ? that is your rice ?", 2004 | © Gilbert Caty | photographie : © Gérald Panighi | courtesy de l'artiste
Gilbert Caty | photographie de la performance "What is your race ? that is your rice ?", 2004 | © Gilbert Caty | photographie : © Gérald Panighi | courtesy de l'artiste
René d’Azur après sa greffe faciale et avant son rejet final. Reconstitution du 15 février 2004 au Désappartement, Nice.
Gilbert Caty | photographie de la performance "What is your race ? that is your rice ?", 2004 | René d’Azur après sa greffe faciale et avant son rejet final. Reconstitution du 15 février 2004 au Désappartement, Nice. | © Gilbert Caty | photographie : © Gérald Panighi | courtesy de l'artiste