This video of a performance called “Transfiguration” by Olivier De Sagazan taps into something primal.

I feel fears I didn’t know I had bubbling to the surface as I watch it, but there’s something more, too — something I relate to. We are all made by the actions of monsters that came before us and therefore, we are monsters ourselves. The video was edited by Fréderic Petit and Eric Cervera.

De Sagazan’s sculptures are also really worth a look. The artist lives and works in Saint-Nazaire, France, and was born in 1959, in Brazzaville, Congo. A DVD of the video with 40 otherwise unpublished prints is for sale at livre.fnac.com.