Promotion André S. Labarthe
Ov is a hybrid artist trained in augmented performance at HEAR of Strasbourg, in filmmaking at WITS University of Johannesburg and in digital creation at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains. Their work is both poetic and manifest. It questions alterity, power and control, our alienations and our resistances inside technological and social ongoing mutations. Their art works are acts of alert, defiance and empowerment. Ov is artist and activist, and considers their practice as one of the tactical gestures of a more global collective resistance.
Ov emerges from wetlands. Ov heals, sleeps, eats, fucks, gets ready to attack. From an electrical impulse, from the depths of the bones, boiling undertow waters, Ov, suddenly, infiltrates the putrid mechanism of the monster machine, which, since time immemorial, strangled and destroyed. It is then that under the cloak of lead, at the hour of bloody events, Ov emerges in the cage and violently vomits a strange language. Enough to keep you blushing until dawn, Ov triggers the backwards rhythm of poison that is already coagulating in your dreams and in your viscera. From Ov nothing will be left. Ov is no one.