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Mar 172019

PAULINE BOUDRY / RENATE LORENZ, Untitled (Moving Backwards), 2019
60 x 65 cm
edition 50 + 6 AP
signed, numbered
published by the Swiss Pavilion of Biennale di Venezia, Venice
issued on behalf of the Venice Biennale 2019

“At the 58th Biennale di Venezia, artist duo Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz will transform the Swiss Pavilion into a vast immersive installation. Entitled «Moving Backwards», the installation explores, in a time of massive backlash, resistance practices combining guerrilla techniques, postmodern choreography and urban dance, as well as elements of queer underground culture.”

“Long-term symbol of attention-grabbing glamour – from hollywoodian icons’ outfit, cabarets and drag performances – the sequin fabric inhabits the work of Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz. Used often as a curtain in their installations and films, its glittering and reflecting texture enhences the physical presence of the canonnical stage material. The curtain refers to roleplay and to the performative dimension of the construction of identities. When touched, abstract and moiré shapes appear. The surface can also completely change color.”