Trained in literature and philosophy in khâgne and at the Sorbonne as well as in contemporary dance (Conservatoire des abbesses-Par- is), Benjamin Bertrand pursues a career as a dancer and contem- porary choreographer.
He come to Marseille in 1987. He knew almost nothing about the Mediterranean horizon, and it ended up changing his worldview radically.
ORLAN based her artistic practice on the appropriation of aesthetic ideals of the past on which to reshape his body with plastic surgery. From the beginning of the 1990s, the French artist underwent con- tinuous surgery to alter her face and body, choosing each time, from famous masterpieces of art from the Renaissance, the features to be assumed.