Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Berlin-based artists Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz are in residence at EMPAC to produce a new moving-image work with multiple performers. For this event, the duo will introduce a program of videos by themselves and others, providing context for and insight into their new project.

Boudry / Lorenz have been working together since 2007. Their staged films and film installations often start with a song, a picture, a film, or a script from the past. They produce performances for the camera, staging the actions of individuals and groups living—indeed thriving—in defiance of normality, law, and economics. Their films upset normative historical narratives, as figures from across time are staged, projected, and layered. These performers are themselves choreographers, artists, and musicians, with whom Boudry and Lorenz engage in a long-term conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility since early modernity, the pathologization of bodies, and also about glamour and resistance.

Their new project in development at EMPAC works with a score by the late composer and Rensselaer professor Pauline Oliveros.

Recent solo exhibitions have included Portrait of an Eye, Kunsthalle Zürich, 2015; Loving, Repeating, Kunsthalle Wien, 2015; Patriarchal Poetry, Badischer Kunstverein, 2013; Aftershow, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2013; Toxic Play in Two Acts, South London Gallery, 2012; Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité, Centre d´Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2011. They published the catalogue Temporal Drag by Hatje Cantz in 2011, and Aftershow was published by Sternberg Press in 2014.

Victoria Brooks
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
March 1, 2017, 7PM

EMPAC 2016–17 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.