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Everybody talks about the weather... We don't

On View: September 16, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 2017 | 6:30-9PM

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz present their first traveling US solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, comprising a major new moving image work. With reference to current violent social conditions, this work asks: What are the preconditions of political action? Do objects act outside of the logics of subordination? Do objects have agency?

Installation with HD film (20 min) Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, 2017

Performance: Marwa Arsanios, Werner Hirsch, MPA, Ginger Brooks Takahashi

Everybody talks about the weather… We don't explores the ways in which others (including other objects) might become part of our striving for alternative political and sexual imaginations. Humans and non-humans, movements, speeches, gestures, music, light and smoke interpret composer Pauline Oliveros’ 1974 score Telepathic Improvisation: Challenging the idea of images as mere depictions of (political) actions, this filmed performance speaks about productive tensions between the fantasy of an action and the action itself.

Everybody talks about the weather... We don't is organized by Dean Daderko, Curator.


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Everybody talks about the weather… We don’t, film still, 2017


This exhibition is presented as part of a year-long series of major presentations by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz in the US, co-curated by Alhena Katsof in collaboration with the Walker Art Center’s Moving Image Commissions, Minneapolis; EMPAC / Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Art Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy; Participant Inc., New York; and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH). This project is produced in partnership with the Goethe-Institut New York and generously supported by the Bentson Foundation and ProHelvetia.

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