Obsidian | Art Brussels
“Obsidian” is a performance by Anne Rochat relating to her experience of her travels to China, where she was exposed to extreme landscapes and extreme temperatures during the 5 weeks she walked through old Tibet. For this performance she draws from her bodily memory of these extremes, exposing her body to the matter of ice. Positioned on the floor, she embraces a block of ice, measuring 120 x 80 cm representing 130 kg / 130 liters of water. She subjects her naked body to the ice for one hour, imprinting her body in the ice, creating a sculptural image that is bound to time and the changing of matter. Her performance is accompanied by audio of melting water on ice.