BuddyBodies is an interdisciplinary performance by visual artist Astera Mortezai, musician Geerte de Koe, and musician Pau Sola. The BuddyBody sculptures were made by Astera Mortezai (IR/NL) during the 2021 pandemic. Together with Geerte de Koe (NL) and Pau Sola (CAT), the trio investigates the relationship between one's own body and the external BuddyBody, the effect of the object in space, and the interaction with other people in interdisciplinary performance.
'BuddyBody is a sculpture of a body, in every possible sense, geology, biology, or astronomy.
Each element is a unique piece that has formed in an organic way, like the skin that takes the form of what is under it. The realization of BuddyBody is a slow process that lets the material find its shape. Just like a natural body, they take traces of wounds, time, and deformation. They even smell differently.
These sculptures are colored inside to highlight the world of our mind and our imagination.'