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Born in 1947 in Saint-Etienne, France. Lives and works between Paris, Los Angeles and New York

MesuRAGES d’Institutions: le Centre Pompidou (Institutional measurements: the Centre Pompidou)

by ORLAN (1977, 14min)

In a series of MesuRAGES performances dating from 1977, ORLAN measures her body against the institution (the Centre Pompidou), metaphorically inscribing her female body – which provides her unit of measurement, the ORLAN-Corps – against the art world.


by ORLAN (1993, 40′)

Surgical operation. Performance realized in New York and broadcast live at the Sandra Gering Gallery and via satellite and videophone at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Mac Luhan Centre in Toronto and the BANFF Multimedia Centre.