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Mike Bourscheid. Pisces and Capricorns
Mike Bourscheid (b. 1984 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) designs and creates multilayered and symbolically charged costumes and sculptures, making them the focus of his spatial installations, video works, and performances.
In 2017, Bourscheid caused a sensation at the Venice Biennale with his "Idealverein," a work conceived for the Luxembourg Pavilion. He lets his protagonists* wear the self-made, -pottery, -forged or -carved costumes and objects with great matter-of-factness. The cowboy boots, leather skirts and bodices tell stories, refer to typical role patterns of the wearers and their place in history. But does that automatically make a character a princess, a cowboy, a father? Based on film props and inspired by the relationship to the single mother as well as the absent father, Bourscheid addresses interpersonal relationships in his works. In these humorous works, the artist plays with roles and identities and questions the reliable interpretation and expressiveness of figure, masculinity, stature, and clothing as mischievously as urgently.
The publication Pisces and Capricorns is published to accompany Bourscheid's first solo exhibition in the German-speaking world, shown at the Kunstpalais Erlangen, and provides the first comprehensive insight into his work.
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- Amely Deiss, Kunstpalais Stadt Erlangen
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- Amely Deiss, Mitch Speed, Frédéric Schwilden
- Mike Bourscheid
- Hardcover, 20 x 25 cm, 60 pages, 112 color illustrations
- Amely Deiss
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