Kung Fu is a present-day realisation of artist Yoanna Blikman’s Parisian childhood. Initiated by Dan Robert Lahiani, the piece is based on amateur footage of Blikman’s Kung Fu competitions at the age of eleven. The footage was taken in a Parisian gymnasium where competitions were staged in the presence of prestigious Chinese and French Kung Fu masters.
As a photographer and a performer, I attempt to establish a junction between moving image and real time movement. In order to do so, I use my rehearsal studio as a starting point by transforming it into a lab. I let my body interact with personal images or videos, which are either archives from my family or intimate photographs I have made in the past.