海水浴是近代繪畫中的經典主題，從畢卡索到費爾南·萊熱，現代繪畫大師大多曾以海水浴為題創作。來自法國的當代藝術家Clédat & Petitpierre以網紗密集構築成大型穿戴式人偶雕塑，在台北白晝之夜親自演譯經典的海邊浸浴情境。兩尊奇幻詭異的肉色大偶，身著復古直條紋泳衣，在入夜後的台北街頭緩緩甦醒，圍繞著兩塊藍色大毛毯和一顆黃球，自在漫步、嬉戲、日光浴，好像孩童和海與日光在街頭召開的原始聚會。
From Picasso to Leger, the subject of "bathers" is widely represented in modern painting. Our performance is a lively and amusing variation, during which a couple of big dolls in striped jerseys, entirely in pleated tulle, replay scenes from the seaside. Sunbathing, lazing, games, and other postures typical of swimmers : They are slowly activated around two large blue towels and a yellow balloon in tulle, like a primary and childlike convocation of the sea and the sun.
Clédat & Petitpierre
Born in 1966, Coco Petitpierre and Yvan Clédat live and work in Drancy (93, France) They met in 1986 while they were student in decorative arts. In 1990, she is awarded a diploma by the Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques in Paris (department set design); the same year, he is awarded a diploma by the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques Met of Penninghen. In parallel of their common work, each pursues collaborations with other artists, such as Philippe Quesne, Sophie Pérez & Xavier Boussiron, Alban Richard, Odile Duboc, Xavier Le Roy, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Olivia Grandville, Sylvain Prunenec...