Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz have been working together in Berlin since 2007. Their staged films and film installations often start with a song, a picture, a film or a script from the past. They produce performances for the camera, staging the actions of individuals and groups living — indeed thriving — in defiance of normality, law and economics. Their films upset normative historical narratives, as figures across time are staged, projected and layered. Their performers are choreographers, artists and musicians, with whom they are having a long-term conversation about performance, the meaning of visibility since early modernity, the pathologization of bodies, but also about glamour and resistance. Recent solo exhibitions have included Gwangju Biennale 2016, Portrait of an Eye, Kunsthalle Zürich, 2015, Loving, Repeating, Kunsthalle Wien, 2015, Patriarchal Poetry, Badischer Kunstverein, 2013; Toxic Play in Two Acts, South London Gallery, 2012.