Nomadic Night

Les sœurs h and Maxime Bodson Je ne vois de mon avenir que le mur de ma cuisine au papier peint défraîch


Location: Fondation Cartier, view access map

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Videos and text: Les sœurs h (Isabelle Henry Wehrlin and Marie Henry) Live music: Maxime Bodson

Videos and text: Les sœurs h (Isabelle Henry Wehrlin and Marie Henry)

Live music: Maxime Bodson

Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Je ne vois de mon avenir que le mur de ma cuisine au papier peint défraîchi could be a highbrow takeoff of Dynasty with all the implicit detachment and irony. Spoof the series, copy the look, imitate the clichés and stereotypes ascribed to 60-year-old women to truly debunk them. You could say these characters are very freely unassociated with 1980s TV shows WHEN YOU HEAR the barely Hollywood-like music, WHEN YOU READ the dull yet harsh poetry, WHEN YOU SEE the unsettling sometimes off-putting tampered images AND WHEN YOU REALIZE that it’s basically about yearning and boredom.


Les sœurs h:

Three women are living in a deserted village leading a life of bewildering tedium. But in the skilled hands of the h sisters, the routine of Claude, Michèle and Dominique takes on a different tone. The two artists – one comes from video and lives in Switzerland, the other from writing and lives in Belgium - cut out their characters and humorously stick them onto the image projected onto two video screens on stage set up like an open book. A whimsical tale gets a rewrite rhythmed by the crooner voice of Maxime Bodson, the melancholic pop beat of his synthesizer and his homemade music instruments.