FRAGMENTS OF AN EXO LIFE
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It’s January 13th, 1944 in the labor camp, Halle Saale that Exo Human was first born amidst the devastating blast of bombs. His entire childhood was transpierced by series of respiratory seizures. Through an incredible will to exist, he sought to find clues to the Last Breath…his very own West Side Story, this last battling wave of all Breath-Audacity became his refuge.
At the age of 10, Exo Human laid on the train tracks and waited—“just to see”. It would be the first link in a long chain of “tests”.
Thirty years later, in 1984, cameras on him, he plunged, unprotected, from a helicopter into the glacial waters off Greenland. There he found a second birth, his seconds of eternity atop a pyramid of ice.
Adept at several martial arts, he even won seventeen highest-level combats.
All the chapters of his life, including all the “dares” he set himself that punctuated it, made him into an athlete, a Poet, a singular Artist.
Since his exploit in Greenland’s icy waters, and myriad other “extreme” experiences (a dive into the pollution between two Parisian barges, mastering edges onto emptiness, urban guerilla physical training with his group “Vital Combat” by way of song, dance, combat sports and theater), Exo Human has never ceased to deepen his knowledge of the Art of the electrifying Last Breath.
For Exo Human, Breath is his entire existence—a search every instant, an in-depth study for sensitive, direct experiences. He refers to himself as an alchemist of the air, a physiologist of the double.
Barefoot, always, he keeps contact with telluric energies in the city concrete. He says, “All shoes are the anticipation of a disastrous destiny from womb to Tomb.”
He doesn’t defy Death, the shadow floating through the worn-out daily routine.
Death is an ally whom he asks to dance with at dawn, brushing against it, passing through it, giving it Breath…dodging it without stopping. He manages his bodies, like the coachman of the wind his horses, playing double stakes all-or-nothing, playing his Heart, tired and used by swathes of life’s ruthless trauma.
In permanent “Momentum-ism” and contagious joy, he grafts himself other hearts through a secret he holds in the Astral world that he is particularly fond of.
It’s a matter of magical, Dantesque Art, in a breeze of waves from the ionosphere.
Exo Human has written three books :
Hors Humain (2014) - [English version in preparation 2019]
Dialogue d’un partir poetique—Imaginocratie 1 – (1996 and 2008)
Combat Vital (1986)
On social media and the sidewalks of Paris, he regularly posts aphorisms and texts inspired by current events or more metaphysical questions in diverse forms (writings, declaiming texts, videos). What they all have in common: they are straight up, point blank whether it’s Philosophy or T.N.T.. Exo Human also produces and performs in stage plays that he writes or improvises.
Exo Human, is his own stage director as he haunts Paris and its labyrinths on a journey through the theater set of its architecture. He frequently involves himself in what humans call “performances”, but for him these are more appearances: in the city or in the countryside (at least what’s left of it), suspended from a bridge by his feet above Paris’s ring road, up high in the arches of the Austerlitz bridge or the Debilly footbridge (his Embassy for 35 years now), hanging over the cresting Seine, not to mention the gigantic Grangent dam (see video), or balanced on a glass. --And his favorite concerning immunity, the Parisian sewers where he does his voice practice.
ELITE BREATHER: HE SHOOTS WITH BREATH FASTER THAN HIS SHADOW!
In 1984, he accomplished three consecutive jumps from a helicopter at –2° C. in Greenland, thus establishing the world record for thermal shock. “EXo Human” is the “EXtraordinary name” which has been officially recognized on his French passport. Unofficially, he is an Elite Breather armed to his lungs in his clandestine liberty. Exo Human is both Dr. Frankenstein and the Creature he created, a pair which travels legally between two worlds.
AN AVANT-GARDE BREATHER WHO FLIRTS WITH CHAOS!
Artist, pioneer in intra-city training with “Combat Vital”—well before the Yamakazi and Parkour. Exo Human is a vegetarian, a love-scape for the goat and its horns—in terrifying goodwill--: smuggler of his “Electrifying Last Breaths” hanging from masts in a storm. Unique being, “Exo Time”, “Exo Eras”, he tears the veil of humanity’s insipid relics.
He strikes powerfully through his youthful bodies and youthful voice.
Over 75 years old, he hangs over the guts and cracks of a vertiginous Paris squeezing out their forbidden words.
Does The Poetic ask it…?
No, it demands it!
With finesse, subtlety and determination, Exo Human delivers multiple types of experiences dedicated to Beauty and the unlimited wealth that is the Air.
His second official passport: protection and immunity security detail at your feet, walking barefoot in Paris is an Exo Death pledge, winter and summer.
Isn’t all this written effervescence joyful?
For your good OL’ Heart, Ladies and Gentlemen.
13 JANUARY 1944
Born during a bombing of the German camp Halle : childhood in boarding schools
Electroshocks at the Lyon Medical-Legal Institute (l’Institut Médico Légal de Lyon) as “treatment” for respiratory convulsions.
Rebellious adolescence and first factory jobs in Lyon.
Rock drummer then pop singer signed with CBS. As a publicity stunt, he walks on a plane’s wing in flight with just a parachute as security.
1970s – 1980s
High-level Combat Sports.
Taught himself the Art of making his knives and his jump rope dance at l’orée des Lunes, to identify the direction of the Winds.
World record for thermal shock in Greenland.
Trains prestigious group, “Combat Vital” for seven years in Paris, at night.
First book, “Combat Vital”, published by Robert Laffont.
Publication of a collection of texts and poems: “Dialogue d’un Partir Poétique—Imaginocratie I”, [Dialogue of a Poetic Parting-Imaginocracy 1] registered at the National Library in Paris.
1990 – 2010
Directs and perfoms his own texts on stage at the theater in Paris (Petit Hébertot) and around France. Travel epicenters (Loch Ness: jump into the black waters in search of Nessie, Mauritania, Navajo reserves, the San Andreas fault line, Etna,Greece…)
13 JANUARY 2014
Third book published, Hors Humain [English version in progress.]
Inducted into the European Academy of Sciences and Literary Arts –with a diploma honoring Courage, and another for his entire body of poetic work.
Launch of his “Theater of the Waves” where the Electrifying Last Breath is King.
New website on line.