CHARMING FOR THE REVOLUTION

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

16mm/DVD 11 min. loop , 2009

Performance: Werner Hirsch

“The film is charming, but it is still labour. The labour to engage in demanding what should already be ours.”

With a wink to Jack Smith, the New York underground performer and filmmaker from the 60’s to the 80’s, as well as to the history of queer and feminist calls such as “wages for housework!”, the film recreates the “housewife” as an ambiguous figure with an open future. Additional references extend from Deleuze-Guattari’s becoming-animal, the Dandy of the 19th century, who out of protest against the clock pulse of the industrialisation walked turtles on leashes, as Walther Benjamin described him, to Pasolini’s ironic-capitalism critical film “The Hawks and the Sparrows”

Informations on the film:

Camera: Bernadette Paassen
Sound: Karin Michalski
Sound design: Rashad Becker
Set Photography: Andrea Thal