PAVILION & CONTROL CLUB present:
Femme Façade (Valerie Renay)
MY BLOOD IS THICKER THAN YOURS
Artist Talk, Performance, Party
Performer, film director, writer and half of art rock duo Noblesse Oblige, the mixed race French-Caribbean artist Valerie Renay spent half her life in London where she trained in acting (with Phillippe Gaulier) movement (with Contact impro/Body Weather) and voice.
In London, Valerie also hosted cabaret nights (Whoopee) and events such as Gay Shame (Duckie). She stars in Edwin Brienen’s arthouse movie L’amour Toujours (2008). Valerie is also regularly DJ’ing on the European club circuit. As a French pop expert she plays an eclectic mix of tasty electro rock indie classics with a pinch of weirdness and underground touch.
Now based in Berlin she has re-emerge as her alter ego Femme Façade making regular appearances at underground clubs, fashion shows, art galleries, as well as international performance festivals such as Contradança Asta Festival, Portugal and The New Burlesque Festival, Denmark (featured on Danish national TV).
Femme Facade’s new performance MY BLOOD IS THICKER THAN YOURS intertwines the result of her research into voodoo practices and her own specific sense of aesthetic and stylised world. Valerie Renay explores the notion of belief, female power, ethnicity, life, and death through the re-enactment of a ritualistic sacrifice.
More than a show Renay invites you to a mystic ceremony!
Program of the events:March 30, 2011, 20.00 Q&A with Valerie Renay(moderated by Razvan Ion) – PAVILION UNICREDIT, Bd. Nicolae Titulescu nr. 1, Bucuresti (in Piata Victoriei). Free entrance
March 31, 2011, 21.00 MY BLOOD IS THICKER THAN YOURS, performance by Valerie Renay – CONTROL CLUB, Str. Academiei 19, Bucuresti (in Pasajul Victoriei). Tickets: 25 RON (Can be purchased in advance at Control Club or Pavilion UniCredit.)
March 31, 2011, 23.00 Decadent Glam Party with special guest star Valerie Renay. DJ Set by CLIZA & PAVILION with video sequences from decadent glam movies. Outfit requirements: trashy glamorous flashy gutter. CONTROL CLUB, Str. Academiei 19, Bucuresti (in Pasajul Victoriei)AN EVENT BY:
CONTROL CLUB – artsy leisure spot & PAVILION – Journal for Politics and Culture BUCHAREST BIENNALE – International Biennial for Contemporary Art PAVILION UNICREDIT – Centre for Contemporary Art & Culture
Special thanks to Oana Dorobantu.
Informational design: Dan Serbanescuwww.myspace.com/femmefacade www.myspace.com/noblesseoblige www.noblesseoblige.co.uk www.controlclub.ro www.pavilionunicredit.org www.pavilionjournal.org www.bucharestbiennale.org www.facebook.com/pavilionjournal www.facebook.com/clubcontrol