Off the Grid
Laurène Buchheit (1995, FR) graduated as a MFA at KASK School of Arts in 2020.
Laurène Buchheit (1995, FR) is a transdisciplinary artist using installation, text, and performance as resources to build systems.
Conceived as slapstick sceneries, they blend assemblages involving humour, playfulness, poetry and elements of the realm with texts referring to absurd situations, societal codes of power, sexuality, free time, language and so on.
During the N+1 Residency, Laurène Buchheit aims to develop a performance involving motifs such as asking for rotten fruit at the greengrocers, the presence of backup dancers on stage, a personal practice of saving bread from the trash at night, seeking mouse anecdotes to understand the fear of something small that’s afraid (too) of something big, queer silent movies gestures, scales, the importance of the microphone on stage and dialogues written with graffiti found in public toilets. While the melody is familiar, the language must be renewed.
Note: N+1 is the former name of a residence and presentation place for starting visual artists in Cas-co. Between 2017 and 2022, 15 artists completed a trajectory in the space, carefully guided by art educator Sammy Ben Yakoub. From 2023, the space and trajectory became part of the artist platform Off the Grid.