Opaque

@ The Council Chamber, The Town Hall

Within an old swimming pool, now empty, a curtain is set as both the backdrop and shield for two performers claiming to represent an underground organisation. In blazes of colour and trails of smoke, with nods to Kenneth Anger, the Weather Underground and Jean Genet, Lorenz & Boudry proclaim the power of refusal and the right to opacity.

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Credits
Cast: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Werner Hirsch

Director of Photography: Bernadette Paassen
Sound: Johanna Wienert, Rashad Becker

 

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have worked together in Berlin since 2007. Their work has been widely exhibited, including at Berlinale, Museum of Modern Art - New York and Vienna Biennale 2015. They create performances for the camera, staging the actions of individuals and groups living and thriving in defiance of normality, law and economics. Their films upset normative historical narratives, as figures across time are staged, projected and layered. They work closely with American artist Ginger Brooks Takahashi and other performers, portraying a long-term conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility, the pathologisation of bodies, and also about glamour and resistance.

Selected works

To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation, 2013

Toxic, 2012

No Future / No Past, 2011

Contagious, 2010

Charming for the Revolution, 2009

Salomania, 2009

N.O.Body, 2008

Normal Work, 2007

Print/Sales

Ellen de Bruijne Projects

 

 

 

Credits
Cast: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Werner Hirsch

Director of Photography: Bernadette Paassen
Sound: Johanna Wienert, Rashad Becker

 

Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have worked together in Berlin since 2007. Their work has been widely exhibited, including at Berlinale, Museum of Modern Art - New York and Vienna Biennale 2015. They create performances for the camera, staging the actions of individuals and groups living and thriving in defiance of normality, law and economics. Their films upset normative historical narratives, as figures across time are staged, projected and layered. They work closely with American artist Ginger Brooks Takahashi and other performers, portraying a long-term conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility, the pathologisation of bodies, and also about glamour and resistance.

Selected works

To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation, 2013

Toxic, 2012

No Future / No Past, 2011

Contagious, 2010

Charming for the Revolution, 2009

Salomania, 2009

N.O.Body, 2008

Normal Work, 2007

Print/Sales

Ellen de Bruijne Projects

 

 

 

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Artist Renate Lorenz & Pauline Boudry Country Germany Year 2014 Duration 11 minutes Cert 12a