At times fiery and baroque, kitschy and sensual, erotic and bloody, Pauline Curnier Jardin’s works offer an analysis of the societal structures peculiar to southern European communities.
Her series of films on religious ceremonies posits her vibrant observation of the symbolism of Christian rituals, processions or pagan carnivals in order to physically examine them.
The gaiety, chants, trance, shouts, exultation, fireworks, and colors affirm an immersive, engulfing, and lyrical dimension. Pauline Curnier Jardin’s perspective leads us to question scientific impartiality as a form of patriarchal authority, all with meticulous critical investigation.
Photo by Léa Eouzan-Pieri