Marion Laval-Jeantet – May the horse live in me

May the horse live in me (performance abstract) (Link)

Zelf paard worden: na maanden van paardenbloedinjecties trekt Marion Laval-Jeantet de stoute hoeven aan.

Lees en huiver:

“Laval-Jeantet prepared her body to accept the horse blood plasma by getting injected with different horse immunoglobulins over the course of several months.

These foreign animal antibodies were injected in progressively larger amounts to allow her to build up tolerance in a process that she referred to as “mithridatisation,” after the Persian king of Pontus, Mithridates VI, who supposedly built up an immunity to poison by regularly consuming small doses of it.

Earlier this year, after months of preparation, she was injected with horse blood plasma, which contained the full spectrum of immunoglobulins without provoking an allergic reaction.”

Relikwie op een tentoonstelling centre d’art contemporain Rurart, Vouillé (Link)

En, werkt het?

“She explained to Centre Press that the whole process made her feel “hyperpowerful, hypersensitive and hypernervous.” She added: “I had a feeling of being superhuman. I was not normal in my body. I had all of the emotions of a herbivore. I couldn’t sleep and I felt a little bit like a horse.”

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