Program 2018

No 40 Frédéric Nauczyciel

France (1968)

Fireflies, Baltimore

Frédéric Nauczyciel met and photographed the voguers of Baltimore, fireflies who secretly transform the city with flamboyant dance battles. In all sobriety, he shoots these dancers in their neighbourhood with their extravagant costumes and ultra-feminine accessories, who assert themselves through excess with no need to adhere to rules or conventions. This series of portraits is exhibited outdoors in the heart of the city representing the streets of Baltimore where the voguers do their dance battles.

Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist

Parallel to this exhibition, the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne presents another part of this project with three video installations “The Fire Flies, Baltimore”, “House of HMU” and “La Peau vive” (No 41)

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