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A celebration of Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz' Aftershow

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ

Saturday 3rd October
19.00 - 21.00

The Showroom and Electra would like to invite you to join us for a celebration of Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz's Aftershow publication, published by Sternberg Press, and edited with Anja Casser, in collaboration with Electra. Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz will introduce the book with special readings and an exclusive London preview of their 2014 film Opaque.

As an artists' book, Aftershow engages with the recent film installations of Boudry/Lorenz through a number of (fictitious) letters to friends and collaborators, including Sharon Hayes, Yvonne Rainer, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Jack Smith, placing the work in a context of debates around temporalities, activism, the archival, decolonizing practices, and queer histories. Using installation shots, research material, scripts, and film stills to give insight into the artists' investigation of performance in film and their dense net of references to experimental cinema, the history of photography, sound, and underground (drag) performances, Aftershow alludes to opaque events that are belated, left backstage or off-screen.

Aftershow is available to buy here. The book will be available for the special price of £10 on the evening.

This event coincides with Boudry/Lorenz's exhibition Portrait of an Eye at Kunsthalle Zurich and forthcoming solo presentation at Nottingham Contemporary (10th October to 31st December 2015).

About the Artists

Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz have collaborated since 1998 and their work has been extensively exhibited internationally. Recent solo shows include South London Gallery (2012-13); 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.

Still from Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Opaque, 2014, photo by Andrea Thal. Image courtesy of Ellen de Bruijn, Amsterdam and Marcelle Alix, Paris.