Jacqui Orly - La Petite Mort

Image Credit: Jacqui Orly

Back Lane West, 9 Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2BT

07895 349 935
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Saturday 30 July 2016

We are very pleased to be able to welcome Jacqui Orly back to Back Lane West for this July 2016 residency, where she will be further exploring and presenting her experimental, deeply engaging and ambitious performance work.

La Petite Mort is a performance and installation involving the use of varied materials: ice, plastic botlles, wood, fire, printers, crab shells, domestic appliances, toy cars, duvet, crude oil, soil & seedlings

"La petite mort (the little death) is an expression which means "the brief loss or weakening of consciousness", and in modern usage refers specifically to "the sensation of orgasm as likened to death".The first attested use of the expression in English was in 1572 with the meaning of "fainting fit". It later came to mean "nervous spasm" as well. The first attested use with the meaning of "orgasm" was only in 1882. In modern usage, this term has generally been interpreted to describe the post-orgasmic state of unconsciousness that some people have after having some sexual experiences."

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