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Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Private Gallery
EdB Projects @ Art Basel 42
  Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz
Art 42 Basel/Art Statements: Booth S 07

Ellen de Bruijne Projects presents a new work by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz: No Future and No Past (both films 16 mm on HD, 15 min.)
These two film-installations are based on punk archives from the period between 1976 and 2031, investigating the radical negativity, the self destructiveness and the dystopia of these moments.

The title No Future quotes the punk movement's demand for 'no future' and thus the film takes up the paradoxical premise that we are already in the future, which-according to the temporal ultimatum issued by the punk movement would never come about. The second title No Past ironically demands an abolishment of the past, though the past is considered the basis of the human psyche but also of subjectivity and thus of the existence of human beings in general.No Future and No Past will push this reflection on the relationship between the past and future a little bit further, short-circuiting a linear, or evolutionary conception of time.

While the frame of a film image usually picks up important visual elements while omitting less important ones, No Past turns such validations and conventions of film history upside down. Referring to the legendary 'Ridiculous Theatre', and the work of Deleuze/Guattari, the film theoretician Marc Siegel qualified the queer politics of the art practice of Boudry/Lorenz as 'becoming ridiculous'. "A ridiculous critique is not merely unreasonable and hilarious. It also questions rigidities of identity (gender, sexual, racial, and human) and displays a belief in process, style, and fabulation over product, virtuosity, and truth". (Marc Siegel)

Opening Art Statements: Monday 13 June 2011, 4 - 7pm.
Opening First Choice: Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 11am - 9pm.
General Public: 15 -19 June 2011. Daily, 11am - 7pm. / /

Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz are also showing in:
Swiss Program/ Chewing the scenery
Teatro Fondamenta Nuove
Until 2 October 2011
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