Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz (Eds.)
In this glossy, oversized soft-cover publication the collaborative Berlin-based artist team Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz, re-create their recent film installation I Want (2015) presented at Kunsthalle Zürich and Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2015). The double-projection film installation is based on a script that borrows from the work of American punk-poet Kathy Acker (1947–1997) and includes chats and materials by convicted whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, who describes her reasons for revealing nearly one million secret military and diplomatic documents through WikiLeaks while at the same time exposing her transgender identity to her superiors. Through poetic gestures of appropriation and recombination, Boudry and Lorenz examine issues around gender, sexuality, the performance of identity and the nature of collaboration. Alongside the generous color documentation are written contributions by Gregg Bordowitz, Laura Guy, Dean Spade, and Craig Willse reflecting upon the historical context and contemporary significance of this multivalent work. The duo, working since 2004, have shown internationally from Fort Worth Contemporary to the Palais de Tokyo.
9 ½ x 13 ½ in. / 68 pp / 34 color
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