Yann Marussich – Bleu Remix

A performance artist opens his pores on his California tour, which kicks off a series of swissnex San Francisco events that focus on the skin.

Event Details


Different locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana


August 17, 2012 - August 25, 2012


Cost is different for each event.

In his performance-installation Bleu Remix, Yann Marussich returns to a theme he originally explored in Bleu Provisoire (2001) in a performance in which a mysterious blue liquid oozes through the layers of his skin as though it were a byproduct of his body’s inner processes. In Bleu Remix, the artist once more invites viewers to experience an intimate journey through the furthest reaches of his body, with the skin revealing the physical processes but also acting as a partition, one last curtain between the spectator and the performer.

A different sound artist will accompany Marussich on each date of the Bleu Remix California tour. Each artist’s contribution establishes a new relationship between the sound, image, and body, and lends additional elements of risk and uniqueness to the event.

This tour project opens a series of swissnex San Francisco events that center on the skin.

California performance dates

Bleu Remix at The Lab with Jim Haynes
Aug 17, 2012 – Performance at 8:00 pm
The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco

Bleu Remix at The Lab with Gerritt Wittmer
Aug 18, 2012 – Performance at 8:00 pm
The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco

Yann Marussich workshop at CounterPULSE
Aug 19, 2012 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Registration through swissnex San Francisco.
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco

Yann Marussich presentation and reception at the Performance Art Institute
Aug 20, 2012 (by invitation only)
The Performance Art Institute, 75 Boardman Place, San Francisco

Bleu Remix at LACE with David Schafer and Dominick Fernow
Aug 23, 2012 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Bleu Remix at Grand Central Art Center with TBA
Aug 24, 2012 – Performance at 7:00 pm
Grand Central Art Center, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana Sound artists: Steve Roden and Glenn Bach


Yann Marussich

yann marussichYann Marussich, a unique practitioner of contemporary dance, delivers performances that have a genuine impact on his audience. Since 1989, his choreography and performances have been presented all over the world.
In 2001 Yann Marussich choreographed Bleu Provisoire, his first totally motionless piece. Since then, his work has deepened in introspection, exploring the control of stillness while placing his body in direct contact with diverse outside factors. He continues moving toward solo performance and the poetic aspects of body art. His most recent performances, which he considers examples of his fully developed style, have been presented in many festivals in Switzerland and abroad. They include several collaborative efforts: L’Arbre aux Clous (The Tree of Nails) and Glassed (2011), both with the industrial music pioneers Carter Tutti (formerly of the group Throbbing Gristle); Hyphos with students from the Geneva University of Art and Design; and in collaboration with Vincent Barras (2012).
In 2008 he won an Ars Electronica prize in the Hybrid Art category. He was an associate artist at the Grutli Theater for the 2010–2011 season. Since 2011, Yann Marussich has been supported by the Department of Culture and the Municipal Fund for Contemporary Art (FMAC) of the City of Geneva. From 1993 to 2000, Marussich was the Director of the Théâtre de l’Usine in Geneva, where he created a program almost exclusively composed of contemporary dance and new forms of expression. He also founded the ADC Studio in Geneva in 1993.


With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and the City and Canton of Geneva.


Photo: Myleen Hollero

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