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Olivier de Sagazan

Olivier de Sagazan’s truly disturbing, visceral, liminal performance art pieces tread the fluid boundaries between beauty, grotesqueness, terror, uncanniness, and creativity. The emotional intensity and sheer bizarreness of his uncanny art, which is a hybrid of painting, photography, sculpture, and performance, takes the viewer beyond ordinary considerations of aesthetic pleasingness into a world of violently expressed and unnervingly arcane impulses.

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Dennis Cooper + Gisèle Vienne

These eerie yet alluring adolescent life-size dolls were created for the theater pieces which Dennis Cooper and Gisèle Vienne have collaborated on since 2004. As Cooper says, “We consider the dolls to be actors in our works almost on a par with the human performers, and, although the dolls aren’t credited individually in the works, they each have names and fictional biographies constructed by Gisele. These biographies are used to determine which roles might be suited to their ‘personalities.'”

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