Brice Dellsperger: Jalousies / with DJ SET by JEAN BICHE

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 6 PM

Greeting: Cristina Loi, Head of Cultural Affairs BR Arnsberg
Welcome: Stefan Zöller, Member of the Executive Board
Introduction: Rebekka Seubert (Artistic Director)

► The artist, the actors and the film team will be present.
Followed by drinks at the Liquid Currency Bar by Zoe Williams

from 9 PM: DJ SET by Jean Biche in cooperation with Atelier Amore, Dortmund

‘Jean-Biche is a Parisian multi-disciplinary artist who grew up in the underground world of Brussels: first as a DJ, before trying his hand at performance, styling, make-up, graphic design, artistic direction... Now accustomed to singular projects, he collaborates with Michele Lamy as well as Philippe Decouflé, and performs all over the world (notably with Manko Cabaret or Fantasma Circus Erotica).
He is currently resident DJ at Georges sur les toits at the Centre Pompidou, hosts his monthly show on Kiosk Radio, and runs his own cabaret Bas Nylon, a travelling troupe of multi-faceted artists for whom he is artistic & musical director.’ (Text: Jean Biche)

About the exhibition

Brice Dellsperger's moving image works are characterised by his passion for cinema, which he uses as material for manipulation, reinterpretation, recreation and subversion. His play with the artificial, with imperfections, disruptions, loops and doppelgangers undermines the conventions of cinema and upsets the established relationships of author-viewer, subject-object, desire-representation, film and editing.

In his exhibition "Jalousies", the artist casts a playful glance through cinema's transverse slats and shakes up its genre and gender boundaries. Two newly created video works, one of which has been filmed at Dortmunder Kunstverein, complement the 'Body Double' series, which the artist has been developing since 1995 and now comprises 40 short films. With this series, Dellsperger explores and subverts the media language of cinema by restaging iconic film sequences from cinema history meticulously, and mostly as low-budget films, with altered gender identities. The result are 30 years in celebrating queer cinema, camp aesthetics and an ironic look at social roles. 

Brice Dellsperger was born in Cannes in 1972 and lives in Paris. Jalousies is the artist's first comprehensive institutional solo exhibition in Germany. 

Curated by Rebekka Seubert

Kindly supported by

Liquid Currency Bar is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr program, implemented by ecce.

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