RAPHAËLLE BESSETTE-VIENS & JOHANNA GABRIELA BOLIVAR - (IM)PROPER BODY MODIFICATIONS, A DIALOGUE ACROSS THE SCREEN


(Im)proper body modifications is a collaborative research-creation project that explores how the (un)acceptability of certain body modifications points towards classist, ableist, gendered and racist understanding of appropriate bodies. Originating from an assignment in an oral history course, screen recordings of interviews and of subsequent discussions, archival material from both collaborators and a few images made for the video itself, structure this short desktop film.