Le Fresnoy | Tourcoing, France

Ov is a hybrid artist from french zones of turbulence and screens. They were trained in augmented performance at HEAR of Strasbourg (FR), filmmaking at WITS University of Johannesburg (SA) and digital creation at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (FR). Their practice is an embodied and political research. It questions otherness, power and control, our alienations and our resistances inside the ecological, technological and social ongoing mutations. Their artworks are acts of alert, defiance and empowerment. Ov is artist and activist.


France / 2020 / 10'

SCUM MUTATION is a testimony in the flesh of our time through the issue of both personal and collective trauma. In this animated documentary you become SCUM, a caged creature. Your gaze waves inside the rage of a young generation facing an authoritarianism rise. Your scream testifies of a deep wound, consequence of oppressions and repressions on bodies and minds. Your gestures, survival drive, questions our visceral and societal link to violence, and proposes what can be our means of action to overthrow our condition. SCUM, in your silicon hands young germs are growing and mutating.Ov