infos pratiques

Passage du Désir
85-87 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
F-75010 PARIS
Métro Château d'eau (4) or Gare de l'est (4, 5, 7)

Tel: + 33 (1) 56 41 36 04


Miranda Salt
Project Director

infos pratiques

The Buzzclub, Liverpool, UK / Mystery World,
Zaandam, NL, 1996-1997.

In the two-screen installation Buzzclub, Liverpool, UK/ Mysteryworld, Zandaam, NL 1996 -1997, Rineke Dijkstra films groups of teens dancing in front of the camera in a series of sequence-length shots. The artist set up her camera on the edge of the dance floor in two English and Dutch clubs, for an improvised casting. In this context, dance concentrates an extreme focus on self-representation, but it is also the expression of boredom, timidity, abandon and reserve.

The filmed portraits become self-portraits that sum up in themselves the feeling of anonymity and a singular extreme.

Curator: Catherine Mathis with the Festival d'Automne à Paris

Exhibition produced by the the Passage du Désir, as part of the Festival d'Automne à Paris, in collaboration with the Délégation aux Arts Plastiques/Centre National des arts plastiques, and the support of the ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and BETC.


Le Passage du Désir - chez BETC - 85/87 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin 75010 PARIS - Tél: + 33(0)1 56 41 36 04