The German artist duo Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz present their first solo exhibition titled: Toxic Play in Two Acts at South London Gallery,65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH December 14, 2012 – January 24, 2012.
The exhibition consists of Toxic, installation with Super 16mm film / HD, 13 min and archive, 2012 and Salomania, film, 17’, and installation, 2009, alongside a programme of performance, screenings and talks.
They say in an artist statement at their website: ‘Our works often revisit materials from the past, usually photographs or films, referring to and excavating unrepresented or unlegible moments of queerness in history. These works show embodiments which are not only able to cross different times, but also to draw relations between these different times, thus revealing possibilities for a queer futurity‘.
About the Artists
The Berlin-based artists 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.
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz’ website