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Lucile Desamory

Lucile Desamory is interested in the frontiers of perception, in the „too much“, the falsified – in the spurned narratives. This interest in marginal phenomena always requires to change the medium. She uses painting, drawing, embroidery, collage, photography, film, and her voice. She combines these techniques into larger webs such as installations, films, radio plays and live performances like for instance in the installation “Wild Inconsistency”, Beaufort Triennale 2015, the film ABRACADABRA 2013 Tate Modern and Anthology Film Archive NYC, in the radio plays and the performance Asteroseismology 2018 with Sabine Ercklentz and Margareth Kammerer. Many projects are created as collaborations. She has just finished her second feature film “Télé Réalité” a collaboration with two filmmakers from DR Congo, Glodie Mubikay and Gustave Fundi, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

Lucile Desamory lives and works in Berlin.


Selective Filmography

Feature Films

TÉLÉ RÉALITÉ, in coll. with Gustave Fundi and Glodie Mubikay, Belgium-Germany-RD of Congo, 2020
ABRACADABRA, Belgium, Germany, 2013

Short Films
Foules (dans l’atelier de Christophe Berhault), 2011
Dark Matter, 2010
Haut les Coeurs, 2007
Countdown to Nothing, 2006

Solo Shows/Screenings (Selection)
-My people (Heaps and Piles), Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
TÉLÉ RÉALITÉ, World Premiere at Berlinale Forum Expanded
ABRACADABRA, at Kirche Zwingli, curated by Isabell Spengler, Berlin
-Pasigrafia, Super Deals, Brussels
Communicating with the beyond, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin
Communication avec l’au-delà, BOZAR, Brussels
Frankenbiting, Dolores, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
-An Uneasy Cessation of All Things, Galerie Mieke van Schaijk, Holland
-der goldene Schlüssel, Glasmoog, Cologne
-Former Lives, curated by Heike van den Valentyn, Kunstraum Düsseldorf
ABRACADABRA film presentation Anthology Film Archive, New York
-ABRACADABRA film presentation, invited by Stuart Comer, Tate Modern, London
-Schädigung der körperlichen Integrität durch Wunder, Kunsthalle Frisch, Berlin

Group Shows (Selection)
Part of the Problem, Berlinale Forum Expanded Exhibition
die Antwort kommt, curated by Susanne Weiß, Kunstverein Leipzig
-Tele Reality in Kanon Fragen, curated by Anselm Franke and Paz Guevara, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
-Alias, Netwerk, Alost
-Collaboration, Quetzal Art Center, Portugal
When Textiles become Form, curated by Marketa Vingerlová, Hunt & Kastner, Prag
-Beaufort Triennale, Belgium
A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, curated by Catherine Wood,Tate Modern, London
 -Te Kust en te Keur, Mu.ZEE, Ostende

Die besondere Perrücke, with Antonia Baehr, Residenz Leipzig, HAU Berlin
, Mousonturm Frankfurt
-Asteroseismology, with Sabine Ercklentz and Margareth Kammerer, Beursschouwburg Brussels, Ackerstadt Palast Berlin, Ausland Berlin
Kopier Gruppe, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin
-Wandering Dunes, by Nicholas Bussmann, Taxis Palais Innsbruck, Museu Serralves
-Singing Yesterday’s News Again, by Nicholas Bussmann and Natascha Sdr Haghighian, Documenta 14 Radio, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin-Kassel
I’m not one of us, by Yan Jun, DAAD galerie, Berlin
Secret News, by Nicholas Bussmann, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin
Wir, by Yan Jun and Nicholas Bussmann, Ufer Studios, Berlin
The Fall of the House of Usher, with Lindy Annis and Nicholas Bussmann, Ausland (Berlin), Schaubühne Lindenfelds (Leipzig), Mu.ZEE (Ostende)
Major News Minor News, by Nicholas Bussmann, März Musik, Berlin
-The News Blues, by Nicholas Bussmann, Museu Serralves (Porto), Hangar Biccoca (Milan)

Radio Plays
-Ein bisschen weiter nach Osten / Un peu plus loin vers l’Est, with Nicholas Bussmann, coproduced by France Culture and Deutschland Radio, 52 min
-Radio Télépathique, Production France Culture, 40 min

-Former Lives, Strzelecki Books, 2013
Le Coin du Diable, Green Box Verlag, Berlin- Zürich, 2006
Une Relation Compliquée Avec la Transe, éd. Fais-le-toi-même-si-t’es-pas-content, Paris, 2003

Selective Discography
-You only need to know how it feels to believe – Nicholas Desamory, album, Staubgold, 2015
-Gold and Diamonds – Nicholas Desamory, single, I’m so blasé, 2013
-Like you, album – Nicholas Desamory, m=minimal, 2012