Tate Modern Film

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz The Tanks at Tate Modern

The work of Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz reflects on the interplay of sexuality, sexual perversions and representation, continuously returning to unrepresented or illegible moments in history.

This screening and artists’ conversation brings together three recent works by Boudry / Lorenz: a staging of punk archives from a period between 1970 and 2031; a radical reimagining of the housewife set in Berlin Zoo; and a layering of labour, class, desire and drag in Normal Work. Here a host of characters are portrayed, living – indeed thriving – in defiance of convention, law and economy, a collapse of category and time sometimes described as 'temporal drag'.

These films demonstrate the pleasure and command the artists take in the cinematic medium and their focus on informal relations and affective work: ongoing and close collaborations with a host of contemporary performers, friends and accomplices.

The artists will introduce and reflect on each of the works followed by a Q&A after the screening.

The event coincides with Boudry / Lorenz’s solo exhibition at the South London Gallery, Toxic Play in Two Acts.

  • No Future/No Past, Super 16 mm transferred to HD, 2011, 30 min
  • Charming for the Revolution, 16 mm transferred to DVD, 2009, 12 min
  • Normal Work, 16 mm transferred to DVD, 2007, 13 min

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz have collaborated since 1998 and their work has been extensively exhibited internationally. Recent solo shows include Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers (Paris Triennale), 2012; Swiss off-site Pavilion, as part of Chewing the Scenery, Venice Biennale, 2011; Les Complices, Zurich, 2010; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2010

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1 February 2013 at 19.00–19.00