“Sometimes you fight for the world,
sometimes you fight for yourself”

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

Video, 5 min. 2004

Starring a gender-queer duo miming the words to the song ‚Her Story’ from the New-Wave band ‚Flying Lizards’, the video clip contextualizes their lyrics on the economics of love within the history of sexuality and imperialism. It is set amongst the foliage of a 19th century botanical garden in a commentary on colonialism with its focus on money and desire and its obsession of the ‚other’ and male/female coding. Thus the video also references the Avantgarde filmmaker Jack Smith in a queer appropriation of gender and the exotic.

Abstract male: Werner Hirsch
Abstract female: Arantxa Martinez

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Arancia.300 Werner Den Haut
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Arrancia Blumen Werner Poissons