Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have been working together in Berlin since 2007. Their films capture performances in front of the camera that choreograph the tension between visibility and opacity. They upset normative historical narratives and conventions of spectatorship, via figures and actions that are staged, layered and re-imagined across time. Their performers are choreographers, artists and musicians, with whom they are engaging in long-term conversations about the conditions of performance, the violent history of visibility and the pathologisation of bodies, while also exploring companionship, glamour and resistance. Their most recent work, “Telepathic Improvisation,” featuring a performance by Marwa Arsanios, MPA, Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Werner Hirsch, premiered in 2017 at Participant, New York. “Silent,” including a performance by Aérea Negrot, premiered at the Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva in November 2016. In 2015, “I Want,” with a performance by Sharon Hayes, was shown in their solo show at Kunsthalle Zürich and Nottingham Contemporary. Recent solo exhibitions include “Telepathic Improvisation” at the Centre Culturel Suisse Paris (2018) and CAMH Houston (2017); “Portrait of an Eye” at Kunsthalle Zürich (2015); “Loving, Repeating” at Kunsthalle Wien (2015); “Patriarchal Poetry” at Badischer Kunstverein (2013); “Aftershow” at CAPC Bordeaux (2013); “Toxic Play in Two Acts” at South London Gallery (2012); and “Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité” at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva (2011).
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