Aya Eliav & Ofir Feldman
Art Idol. 2011
Ofir Feldman reenacts the performance Kiss of the Artist (Le baiser de l'artiste) by Orlan (1977), "selling" French kisses to members of the audience.
In 1977, the French artist Orlan stationed herself outside the Grand Palais in Paris, the venue of the art fair FIAC. A life-size photo of her torso was turned into the slot machine of a kiss-vending object. After inserting a coin, one could see it descending to the groin, and then was awarded a kiss from the artist, who stood on a pedestal behind it.
30 Sept. - 11 Dec. 2011, SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil. Videos, performances, installations, objects, paintings, photographs, etc. by 101 artists. General curator: Solange Farkas. Part of the 17th SESC_Videobrasil International Contemporary Art Festival.