Jessea is a mythical spirit, a metaphorical figure of the ethereal feminine, between life and death, motion and stillness, drawing back the veils that we might see. This title is derived from the biblical 'Tree of Jesse', the original use of family tree and the schematic representation of genealogy.
Performed at various private and public events including at The Hole Gallery, BOFFO and Performa 13 (Guest of Pawel Althamer).
2013 • SEXYSTERIA
Solo Performance choreography referencing various iconography of the Western female archetypes. The Femme fatale, the Hysteric, the Virgin.
Performed at Body Actualized, May 2013, Brooklyn, USA.
Statement: From seduction to hysteria to Immaculation. In this powerful triangle I here perform the endless and tormented cycle of Women's search for identity.
2010 • THROUGH THE SMALL GLASS
Installation presented at The Brucennial 2010 curated by Vito Schnabel.
A large chalk drawing with 12 pop iconic acrylic paintings entitled 'L' Ecriture Feminine or the Dangerous art of being a woman', a video interpretation with readings of excerpt from a book by feminist writer Nathalie Angier entitled 'Little Topology of Sexes', a performance of a pregnant odalisque on display howling on sounds of percussions, entitled 'She howls, You howl, We howl'.
All these mediums are intertwined within an installation evoking a romantic contemplative garden, that the viewer is offered to peep at through a glass device.
This work conveys deliberate attention towards a feminine visual vocabulary, its multiple legacies and its controversial image.
2008 • DQFG TRAVEL DIARY
"Disruptive Quest for a Goldfish" is a travel diary, a whimsical tale between fantasy and reality of my performance group Legacy Fatale traveling down from New-York to Miami Art Basel in December 2008. A group of women amazon warriors seems to be hunting for a fantasy fish, on their quest performing on the road, performing in a window display, performing at an art fair opening. In the end, they seem to find have found the goldfish bathing in the waters of the sea, by then finding their ultimate freedom in a ritualistic bath. The art fair becomes an illusion, a semblance of an obsessive dream. Legacy Fatale acts here a symbol of the willpower of women artists to make it through the art world. The goldfish being the ultimate destination reflecting the general eagerness for artists to make it to the art fair.
This short film was shown a year later at Fountain Art Fair in Miami Art Basel 2009, in my first in situ operation, a pyramidal hut.
2008 • HUNTRESS
Photographic series of my performance project Legacy Fatale on the road to perform for the opening event of Fountain Art Fair, Miami Art Basel, FL.
2007 • NINE MUSES
Site-Specific Performance Art
The Return of the Muses - Deitch Art Parade 2007
The Greek Muses were representing harmony, the celebration of intelligence and the will of the human kind to surpass its condition. Led by Apollo, through their dances and songs, they were inspiration to develop talents and arts, to overcome man's fears. The Muse became the symbol of the artists to reach for immortality. In this performance, I chose to revisit the Muses within our contemporary cultural estate: Louise Brooks, Venus Boticelli, Barbarella, Grace Jones, Courtney Love, Marie-Antoinette, Pocahontas, The Night Porter, Wonder Woman and Cleopatra.
Performed at the Annual DEITCH PROJECTS ART PARADE, Soho 2009. Here Nine Muses are surrounded by their Apollos, walking the streets of New York. The likes of a Boticelli Venus, Marie-Antoinette, Cleopatra, Barbarella, Super Girl, Courtney Love, Louise Brooks, Night Porter, Grace Jones and Pocahontas leading the parade to the gallery space.
'I was happy to re-encounter Corinne Dolle, aka COCO, with ther foam core cutouts of female muses, Cleopatra, Louise Brooks, Pocahontas and Courtney Love among them.' HOLLAND CUTTER, The New York Times, September 10t, 2007
2006 • COCO'S DEMOISELLES
The Bucolic Brothel after Picasso - Deitch Art Parade 2006.
A pop interpretation of the infamous 1907 painting by Pablo Picasso, "The Demoiselles of Avignon". Originally titled, The Philosophical Brothel, Picasso had staged two male figures in his painting before erasing them. A pivotal work marking the debut of cubism.
VIDEO - Coco's Demoiselles : The Bucolic Brothel after Picasso
Coco's Demoiselles : The Bucolic Brothel after Picasso