Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Nicole Brenez. Text by Karima Chérif, Clarisse Hahn, Raouf Kaabi, Noémie Luciani, Florence Maillard, Catherine Millet, Jocelyne Saab, Oktay ?engül, Kathryn Weir.
Confronting the intensity of the body as flesh, as phantasm, as organic-ness that is accommodated by rituals and social constructs yet ultimately resists all symbolization, the films of Clarisse Hahn (born 1973) expose a somatic state that is simultaneously biologically ordinary and socially extreme. Clarisse Hahn: Politics of Presence incorporates writings from the various spheres that are central to her work, from contemporary art to cinema, guerilla groups and eroticism; dialogues between Clarisse Hahn, artists, and art historians; and reproductions of (and commentary on) the artworks, photographs, photograms and videograms.