June and Pierre

June Balthazard & Pierre Pauze

Taipei Biennial 2020

Since their meeting at Le Fresnoy in 2018, June Balthazard and Pierre Pauze have been working together regularly.

June Balthazard makes hybrid films. She confronts the documentary with forms more distant from reality. In this sense, her movies are imbued with magical realism. Her work has been shown in museums such as the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, art centres such as Les Tanneries and La Ferme du Buisson, as well as in international festivals: the Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia, the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, Go Short in the Netherlands, the RIDM in Canada or Visions du réel in Switzerland, where she received the Opening Scenes Award in 2018.

Pierre Pauze develops installation and video protocols close to film culture. He won the ADAGP's Revelation Prize for Digital Art Video Art in 2019, the Agnes B Prize in 2016 and the Artagon Prize in 2015. His work has been exhibited in institutions such as the Grande Halle de la Villette, the Brownstone Foundation, the Carreau du Temple and the Magasins généraux in Paris, and internationally in the Es Baluard Museum in Palma de Mallorca and the K Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul.

Starred by astrophysicist Michel Mayor (2019 Nobel Prize in Physics) and CERN particle physicist Chiara Mariotti (2018 EPS Emmy Noether Laureate), their video installation Mass is shown in world premiere at the Taipei Biennale 2020, curated by Bruno Latour and Martin Guinard Terrin. 

Image: Jean-François Deroubaix