art film

Qu'un sang impur

Video work by Pauline Curnier Jardin

Video stills from Qu’un Sang Impur, Pauline Curnier Jardin, 2019. Photograph by William Minke

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.

Produced by Paula Alamillo Rodriguez & Sonja Klümper / AMARD BIRD. Courtesy of the artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects. Photographed by William Minke.

Pauline Curnier Jardin
Qu’un Sang Impur
HD video and sound 16’05″
© Pauline Curnier Jardin

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