Ghost Boy

Karel Tuytschaever / BARRY

What is your relationship to your own body?
Is the body actively acting, or merely a carrier?
What if you are in the service of your own body?
What is the impact of a physical profession on your own intimacy?

As a performer, Karel Tuytschaever often experiences a sense of emotional prostitution. After all, you give what the audience needs. As a result, he wondered how a male sex worker experiences his physical task. He therefore engaged in a correspondence with male sex workers from various Belgian cities. Karel puts their world against that of a dancer. What binds them is the question how it feels when your body navigates between being the object and/or the subject?

GHOST BOY looks for the moment that the intimacy of the performer becomes the viewer’s intimacy.

Image: copyright BARRY / Karel Tuytschaever.

Installation