ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks is an in-depth academic account of ORLAN's pioneering art in its entirety. The book covers her career in performance and a range of other art forms. This single accessible overview of ORLAN's practices describes and analyses her various innovative uses of the body as artistic material.
Edited by Simon Donger with Simon Shepherd and ORLAN herself, the collection highlights her artistic impact from the perspectives of both performance and visual cultures.
The book features:
‘Rather than a single, overarching account of ORLAN’s oeuvre, what this book valuably provides is a range of texts exploring overlapping ideas, myriad mouthpieces returning to and unpacking certain qualities of ORLAN’s practice in distinctly different ways, suturing and dissecting these into fascinatingly autonomous analyses. For me, quite purposefully, the undisciplined collection of texts in this rigorous and exciting volume morphs in a multitude of ways, much like the artist’s own marvellously monstrous practice.’ – Rachel Zerihan, Contemporary Theatre Review
Preface 1: Restless Corporealities - Simon Donger
Preface 2: The Matter of ORLAN - Simon Shepherd
The Triumph of the Folds - Christine Buci-Glucksmann
1 SEMINAL ARCHIVES
2 OPEN BODIES
3 HYBRID BODIES
4 CURRENT DIALOGUES