Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

Moving Backwards

ARSENIC
Video/Dance | 20′ (played in a loop)
Free entry
Thursday 26.03, 19h – 23h opening
Friday 27.03, 17h30 – Midnight
Saturday 28.03, 14h – 22h
Sunday 29.03, 14h – 21h
Thursday 2.04, 18h – Midnight
Friday 3.04, 18h – Midnight
Saturday 4.04, 17h – Midnight
Sunday 5.04, 14h – 20h
Combining resistance practices – postmodern choreography, guerrilla warfare and queer underground culture – this political work, commissioned for the Swiss Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennal, is presented for the first time in Switzerland.

Starting from the feeling of being pushed back by recent reactionary backlashes, Moving Backwards explores practices of resistance, combining postmodern choreography and urban dance with guerrilla techniques and elements of queer underground culture. This choreographic video, showing five performers from different dance backgrounds, complicates the notion of backward movement and its temporal and spatial meaning. This powerful work is a manifesto, a “step back” to be experienced as a powerful moment of reflection on global politics.

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Design:
Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz
Choreographers and dancers:
Latifa Laâbissi
Werner Hirsch
Julie Cunningham
Marbles
Jumbo Radio
Nach
Cinematographers:
Bernadette Paassen
Siri Klug
Sound:
Johanna Wienert
Grip:
Camilo Sottolichio
Stage light:
Riccardo Clementi
Pieter Jurriaanse
Assistants:
Lore Rinsoz
Neige Sanchez
Am Ertl
Costumes for the hair:
Cheminée Héloïse
cuir Dürtal
Sequence programmation:
Sander Loonen
Sound concept:
Rashad Becker
Color scale:
Waveline
Music:
Hard Ton
Food of Love (remix de Sprinkles’ Dubberama)
Editions:
Hard Ton, T. Thaemlitz (BMI)

Coproduction:
Pro Helvetia – Fondation Suisse pour la culture, Ville de Genève, Van Abbemuseum – Eindhoven, HEAD – Genève, Fluxum Foundation, Arsenic – Centre d’art sécnique contemporain, Lausanne
Support:
Outset Germany_Switzerland, Antonie et Philippe Bertherat, Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la littérature, Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson, Canton de Vaud, Stiftung Erna und Curt Burgauer, Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung, Stiftung Temperatio
Special thanks:
Galerie Marcelle Alix, Paris et Ellen De Bruijne, Amsterdam