My mind is a material I can play with / mold like mud / chew like gum
video, 6:21, 2021
The site-specific video of French artists based in Brussels, Anna Sougy and Léa Tissot-Laura, is a continuation of their previous work entitled Sexy Pigs (2021). The connecting element is the main character - an avatar, who embodies the fiction life identity. Together with her, we set out on a journey into her past and explore the possibilities of internet friendships and online communities. My mind is a material I can play with mold like mud chew like gum is based, among other things, on the theory of cyber feminism. Performing in virtual space enables the formation of new personal identities, which makes it more difficult to classify in the AFK gender binary system of the world. According to cyberfeminist, theorist and curator Legacy Russell, the physical body is a weapon whose gender prevents us from becoming limitless, realizing its infinite possibilities and potential (Legacy Russell: Glitch Feminism, 2020). Anna Sougy and Léa Tissot-Laura thus follow this idea when they free themselves from the body and, through the avatar, allow their own choice and definition of themselves.
For previous work of the artists see: https://vimeo.com/annasougyleatissotlaura