Since 1994, the group Bernadette Corporation works in Paris, Berlin and New York. Its members vary as well as the media and symbols they use for their creative work. Originally founded as an events organization within the art scene, Bernadette Corporation was turned into a fashion label from 1995 to 1997. From 1999 until 2001, the group published a magazine about art, fashion and film titled Made in USA. In 2005, Bernadette Corporation published the collectively written novel Reen Spaulings, named after a fictional character, who works as an artists and gallerist since then.
The core of Bernadette Corporation’s creative interest is the attempt to create and try strategies of resistance within the contemporary systems of popular culture and art. The group takes over procedures from the entertainment industry and reinterprets them for own, experimental purposes. Bernadette Corporation’s projects are examinations of modes of action of a globalized culture that influences work and visibilities.
Since 2006, Bernadette Corporation runs Pedestrian Cinema, a temporary underground film production firm, that produces elements of possible films in rapid succession. The results are single scenes, screen tests, screenplays, props and flyers. Creating a full film is not the primary aim. Instead, Bernadette Corporation uses the narrative of film production as a means for encounters and occurences. At Künstlerhaus, Bernadette Corporation presents an installative realization of the project Pedestrian Cinema.
Fotos: Marijan Murat