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The muscles allow the bodybuilder "fly"

April 23 2007

Cultural Foundation "Ekaterina" an exhibition of French photographer bodybuilding and Martial Sherri "take-off or die. Metropolitan audience was presented a very unusual project. For small images bodybuilders were attached wings of butterflies. And sometimes it was dried butterfly wings, and sometimes their copy of the paper.

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As the competition and the day and hour, when people will be in the physical state close to perfection, the athlete becoming "massive", bringing to excessive outlines his masculinity, he suddenly begins to feel the increasing fragility of his body. He fears any kind of blows, bruises, touches. Thoughts of hematomas, bruises, contusions pursue him. He begins to move as porcelain, but very "solid" doll.

Marcial Sherri speaks of this mutation and its paradoxical consequences. Today, he describes her in a series of "take-off or die" with a new metaphor, the butterfly. Interestingly, among those represented in "butterflies-bodybuilders" there were several exhibits by Marcial Sherry.

"Two of the photos I submitted to the same position. However, these are two different pictures. On one of them to me 25 years old when I first participated in the Championship on bodybuilding and won the fifth place. And on the other, I photographed after 5 years, when the winner. Hence, the butterfly, where I have thirty years - a white, a symbol of purity and freedom, and the other wings are cut from the instructions of medicines, but which I personally did not drink. I borrowed them from his sick friend, who was treated for AIDS, "- said in an exclusive interview Marcial Sherry.

Butterflies in their development undergo a complete transformation. These Lepidoptera tend to be pervasive mutations in the same way as the bodybuilder turned into a workshop on modeling of the self-expanding body, or as an intellectual who spend their breath for something to blow up the idea of turning it into housing. The mutation is so total that casts doubt on the consciousness of our identity, forcing to reconsider the stereotype according to which body and mind, fate, and instead of linear stability to chaos as a basic model of the living.

These butterflies, of course, have names. To Each His Own: Iderzhin, Winstrol, Dinabolon, nootropics, Levotiroks, Trofobolen, etc. Anyway, this title, which as a brand or signature appears on the wings of butterflies, packaged in boxes Marcial Sherri. However, do not necessarily know by heart the classification of Linnaeus, to suspect that the inscriptions are not the names of insects. This is a brand drugs, doping, testosterone and other growth hormones, some of which are used in veterinary medicine, and who should be taken daily. Pharmaceutical products, their packaging, the dosage, the terminology and structure, all this takes place pre-eminence in the works and life of Martial Sherry.

"When I first began studying bodybuilding, I felt that building muscle and muscle mass - this allows me to live and gives me wings. And this project, I wanted to say that only enthusiastic person can really achieve something in life ", - has told Marcel Sherry.

astya Hristenzen


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