Épigénétique


2020
Performance
15’


Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene function that are heritable and not attributed to alterations of DNA sequence. With this performance, Saturne Camus-Govoroff points out the following question : to what extent can a trauma experienced by one’s ancestors be transmitted across generations ?

Crawling within a metaphorical setup —a square of earth with a column standing at the centre, the performer extends a reflexion on determinism to a metaphysic field, trying to break free from their chains. Their dance questions the hereditary part of one’s identity based on back and forth moves illustrating the ambivalent relationship one can have with their own roots.

Épigénétique was showed twice during the exhibition Mémoire (2020) at Douanes de Paris (FR).