Michel Journiac (Paris, FR, 1935 – 1955)
Michel Journiac was one of the main figures of the 1960s and 1970s body art movement in France, called art corporel. Accordingly, he used his own body to perform rituals which he documented through photography or video. It was through his photographic works, actions and installations, that he became known. Michel Journiac also wrote two poetry books, Le Sang nu (Naked Blood) (1968) and Délit du corps (Crime of the Body) (1978) and many articles, mainly in the French art journal ArTitudes.