Qu’un sang impur, 2019

Qu’un Sang Impur began as a loose remake of Jean Genet’s “Un Chant d’Amour” (1950), a homoerotic love story between inmates in a prison, under the yearning watch of a sadistic prison guard.In Curnier Jardin’s film, shiny young male bodies are replaced with post-menopausal women, who celebrate their erotic power after shedding the patriarchal construct which places them ‘of the market'(as author Virginie Despentes would say).Having escaped the endless reproductive loop, the artist ascribes a special power to this stage in a woman’s life, uncoupled from being an object of desire. In their moment of need, they bleed again.

With: Bridge Markland, Eva Maria Kurz, Helga Seebacher, Medusa Gühne, Rita Stausberg, Nina Rueter, Laura Merrit & Maxi Awel, Stefanie Heinrich, Mario Stahn, Valentin Braun, Braulio Bandeira, Nelly, Vampirina, Volkmar Günther / First Assistant: Paula Alamillo Rodriguez / Image: Imogen Heath / Editing: Angela Anderson and Judy Landkammer / Sound: Toni V Monge / Costumes & Props: Anna Reutinger, Carmen Roca, Pauline Curnier Jardin / Producer: Paula Alamillo Rodriguez & Sonja Klümper / AMARD BIRD Films Co-produced by Freunde der Nationalgalerie / Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Bergen Assembly and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution.

Pauline Curnier Jardin, Qu’un sang impur, 2019, HD video, 16:05 min

Photos by William Minke.