Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS proudly presents a solo by Falke Pisano from the series The Body in Crisis (2011 - 2014) where Pisano addresses the continuous repetitive occurrence of moments, where bodies are thrown in a state of crisis through violent shifts in the conditions of life.
In Joke Sculptures - Repetition and Dispersion/ 4 jokes become 5 jokes Falke Pisano investigates the field of humor using cartoons as her material. They are stripped from their original context and only the underlying structure of humor remains. On wooden supports, she presents five new jokes out of 4 original jokes, which are touching biopolitical themes in the sense that her cartoons all relate to sustenance and economy: food, work and crime.
Reflecting on the year 1915, and the first report of shell shock, the video diptych Disordered Bodies Fractured Minds (Private M., Patient A. & Traveller H.) is based on three text sources that originate in three different conditions of mental and physical disintegration, following trauma, mental illness and substance consumption. The three text sources Pisano used, are: a clinical report by Major Andrew F. Hurst on the patient Private P. Meek, a British sergeant suffering from shell shock after fighting in World War I, a selection of texts by Antonin Artaud, and Henri Michaux’s writings whilst under the influence of the hallucinogenic substance Mescaline.
Falke Pisano (Amsterdam, 1978) currently lives and works in Berlin and Amsterdam. Pisano’s solo exhibitions include REDCAT, Los Angeles (2015), PRAXES, Berlin (2014), The Showroom, London (2013), Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam (2007, 2011) Hollybush Gardens, London (2009, 2012), De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2012), CAC Vilnius (with Benoît Maire, 2011), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2010), Extra City, Antwerp (2010), Kunstverein, Graz (2009) and Halle für Kunst e.V., Lüneburg (2008). Pisano participated in major groups shows such as the Venice Biennale (2009) and Manifesta (2008). She performed at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2012), the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008) and Lisson Gallery, London (2007). In 2013, Pisano won the Prix de Rome.
Upcoming shows: Hollybush Gardens, London, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam and CAC Synagogue de Delme, France
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Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS presents in ARTBO SITIO a selection of films by Pauline Boudry/ Renate Lorenz.
Their works often revisit materials from the past, a score, a piece of music, a film, a photograph or a performance, wondering about and excavating unrepresented or illegible moments of utopia in history. Boudry/Lorenz work with performance to create embodiments, which are able to conflate different times, drawing relations between these times. Often illegitimate collaborations–partly fictitious, partly cross-temporal, are created. For instance, in Toxic they collaborate with Jean Genet, restaging an interview he did in 1984, and questioning the possibility of rejecting the violence of visualization. The performers in their films are choreographers, artists and musicians, with whom they are having a long-term conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility since early modernity, the pathologization of bodies, but also about glamour and resistance.
At ARTBO SITIO, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS will show Normal Work (2007), Toxic (2012) and Opaque (2014)
Pauline Boudry/ Renate Lorenz currently live in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Portrait of an Eye, Kunsthalle Zürich (2015), Loving, Repeating, Kunsthalle Wien (2015), Patriarchal Poetry, Badischer Kunstverein, (2013), Aftershow, CAPC, Bordeaux (2013), Toxic Play in Two Acts, South London Gallery (2012), Contagieux! Rapports contre la normalité, Centre d´Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2011.
Critical essays appeared by Gregg Bordowitz, Antke Engel, Nana Adusei-Poku and Mathias Danbolt. Catalogues on their work include Temporal Drag by Hatje Cantz in 2011. The most recent one, Aftershow, was published by Sternberg Press in 2014.