The Duo Boudry/Lorenz explore “against the Background of the current “Backlash” practices of resistance”, writes the Swiss pavilion competent cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia in your media documents. The artists are United inside guerrilla techniques, post-modern choreography and urban dances with elements of the “Underground Queer culture”.
In the film Installation “Moving Backwards” experiment five Performers, with backward movements. The space is reminiscent of the club to a night. The viewer will be invited, in this environment, in a choreography of Gestures, film clips and animated objects to be immersed, and exceptional encounters to suspend, writes Pro Helvetia.
Pauline Boudry from Lausanne (*1972) and the Berliner Renate Lorenz (b. 1963) have been working together since 2007. They produce according to their own information, installations, exploring with playful intent, the tension between visibility and invisibility, between the past and the future, between the Simultaneous and unequal-time. The title of your work in Venice – “advancing Backward” – suggests your dialectical concept.
An important role, the Duo also played at the 54. Art in the Venice Biennale of 2011. At that time it was part of the Swiss contribution “Chewing the Scenery” at the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, for which the curator Andrea Thal was responsible.
The 58. Art Biennale has also an accompanying program. For this purpose, the “Salon Suisse”, organized for the audience – in parallel to the exhibition in the Swiss pavilion – a Performance, conversation and event series.
After the opening of the salon on may 11. May in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia are programmed in the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, three further three-day “Salon Suisse”. Among the contributors are Charlotte Laubard, who curated the Swiss pavilion.
the international exhibition of The art Biennale will be curated by Ralph Rugoff, and bears the title of “May You Live In Interesting Times”. To see the pavilion in the Giardini and in the Arsenale are works by 79 artists and artists are in the Main. Invited Rugoff, the Swiss, Christoph Büchel, and Christian Marclay.
Büchel staged in the Arsenale, his project “Barca Nostra”, the wreck of a refugee ship that sank four years ago in the “Strait of Sicily” and of the Italian Navy recovered. In the accident, an estimated 800 to 1000 people were killed. After the Biennale, the ship is brought to Sicily and there in a “garden of remembrance”.
Marclay presented in the Arsenale his video installation “40 Movies”, composed of 40 in the commercial war movies. The artist is superimposed on the films, whereby the narrative content of the original is obscured movies. In the pavilion in the Giardini, four color woodblock prints by Marclay with the title of the series “Scream” to be issued.