Body Contract (Exceptional Case)
2014; HD video 110 minutes 20 seconds; featuring Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver; camera by Yu Araki
In his project “Body Contract” (1973-), Japanese artist Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver has made an unusual series
of contracts with various people: each obliged to preserve one of 80 divisions of his body after his death.
In response to this ongoing project, I proposed him to have a public discussion on the possibility of an ex-
ceptional contract with me, regarding the part of his existence that has been left intact by the project: his
consciousness. Documenting my negotiation with him, which took place at blanClass, Yokohama, March
30, 2014, this film was first exhibited in a two person show with Shuzo titled "Shi," held at Etablissement
d'en face, Brussels, Nov-Dec, 2014.
Stills from the video
Cooperation: blanClass; AOYAMA | MEGURO; MISAKO & ROSEN; SAGYO, Tokyo; Studio Give; Etablissement d'en face projects / Special thanks: Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver, Shoko Abe, Hideki Aoyama, Olivier Foulon, Haruo Kobayashi, Hibiki Miyazawa, Fuki Nakamura, Naoki Nomoto, Yoshiko Okamoto, Jeffrey Ian Rosen, Misako Rosen, Ken Sasaki, Etienne Wynants
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