No 41 Frédéric NauczycielFrance (1968)
The Fire Flies, Baltimore / House of HMU / La Peau vive
In Baltimore, Frédéric Nauczyciel discovered a vibrant voguing scene, a highly-stylised dance based on the poses of famous models in magazines. At Théâtre Vidy in Lausanne, the Fire Flies, Baltimore installation immerses visitors into the unbridled energy of “firefly battles” in the hoods of Baltimore. Back in Paris, the artist fell on a community of young voguers in full bloom. In the video series House of HMU, the Frenchman invites them to appropriate the skilful sophistication of baroque music, while in the video installation La Peau vive, he addresses the way in which voguers tell their story and showcase themselves through their tattoos.
Produced by Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne
Exhibition from September 8 to October 2. More info: www.vidy.ch
Parallel to these three installations, the Festival Images presents in Vevey the photographic series “Fireflies, Baltimore” (No 40)