Artists' Film - 04 Dec 2017

Pauline Curnier Jardin: Teetotum

Ahead of its screening on Channel 4 this Thursday at midnight, a preview of Pauline Curnier Jardin Frieze Projects 2017 film where a sunny circus holds some dark secrets

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Mixing pop culture with elements of Surrealism, French artist Pauline Curnier Jardin’s theatrical films take history or myth as their points of departure and use improvisation, excessive characters and strange forms to create a ‘patchwork narration.’ Commissioned by Frieze Projects, Teetotum (2017) was first screened at Frieze London 2017 and will be screened part of Random Acts on Channel 4, midnight 7 November 2017.

Pauline Curnier Jardin (b.1980, Marseille; lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin) completed the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten residency in Amsterdam in 2015–16. Her installation Grotta Profunda Appronfundita, (made in collaboration with the set-designer Rachel Garcia) was shown at the 57th Venice Biennale and she recently presented films at Tate Modern (London). She has also shown at  Performa15 Biennial (New York), Palais de Tokyo, (Paris), M.I.T List Visual Arts Center of Cambridge, ZKM (Karlsruhe), Haus Der Külturen Der Welt (Berlin), FUTURA (Prague), Museum of Contemporary USP (São Paulo) and Musée d’Art Moderne (Paris). Curnier Jardin’s work can be found in the collections of Fonds de Dotation Moulin - Galeries Lafayette (Paris), Collection Nationale des Arts Plastiques (Paris) and FRAC Centre (Orléans), among others. Curnier Jardin was also nominated for the Prix Ricard 2017.

See the full schedule of Frieze Films / Random Acts on Channel 4 below:

Episode 1: midnight 9 November, 2017
Alex Bag, Diaper Surprise (2017)

Episode 3: midnight 23 November 2017
Raphaela Vogel, 10 Years Later (2017)

Episode 5: midnight 7 December 2017
Pauline Curnier Jardin, Teetotum (2017)

Episode 6: midnight 14 December 2017
Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Cabin Fever (2017)