In the video a woman lies on the floor then arches into a bridge shape. A ‘halo’ surrounding her body reminds the viewer of the neurologist Jean Charcot who in the late 1800’s organised performances with hysteric patients in the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris. ‘Top performance’ is also a stock market term, referring to the peak of the market.
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English title / Top performance
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Top performance
Original title / Top performance
Keywords / humour, Feminism, Body image and culture, Media
Type / Installation
Genre / Installation, Performance art
Country / Sweden
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:00:40
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2007
Cast / Marika Orenius (Composer), Marika Orenius (Editor), Marika Orenius (Actor), Marika Orenius (Camera), Marika Orenius (Funder), Marika Orenius (Sound), Marika Orenius (Script), Marika Orenius (Author)