Bleu de Chauffe
Noun: Work Uniform [Masculine]
Usually ultramarine blue, last forever, overall
Chauffer : to appeal*
Blue marker, pigment and oil
Through this performance, I embody my two steps (re)claiming: I am now working as an artist.
It also encapsulates my experience of drawing as an outside x inside process.
In other words, Bleu de chauffe is a never-ending and self-sufficient and a extra empowering drawing x embodiment ritual.
One may see a discreet yet purposeful tribute to manual workers (and if u ask: a counter-reference to Klein's use of female bodies as objects).
As of December 2020, I have performed Bleu de Chauffe twelve times