The Raft, 2019 Poster

The Raft, 2019
Director: Sylvain Cruiziat


In this stylish and ruthless satire, a famous performance artist faces an unexpected crisis when real-world political matters complicate her latest impeccably provocative and eminently bankable piece.


„Performance artist Victoria Hopkins has made a career out of large tableaus of half-naked people, addressing the guilt of the viewer in the face of their vulnerability. Her latest work THE RAFT has all the ingredients of a landmark: classical references, naked body painted people lying still on a canvas and an accusatory monologue, written from the perspective of a drowning man in the Mediterranean sea. As the art world gathers to watch Victoria’s stunning, clean and bankable scandal, an unexpected force takes hold of the installation...“