Mike Bourscheid’s sculpture and performance-based practice involves the fabrication of costumes and ungainly or ridiculous appendages, in order to channel alternate personae as a device for addressing aspects of masculinity, European pomposity, and patriarchal power. Mike Bourscheid represented Luxembourg at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, and his recent exhibitions include Richmond Art Gallery (Canada), LIAR NYC (USA), and Kunstverein Heidelberg (Germany). Mike Bourscheid has an upcoming solo exhibition at Centre national de l’audiovisuel (Dudelange, Luxembourg) as well as at 1646 (The Hague, Netherlands). He is based in Luxembourg and Vancouver.
This lecture reflects on how fashion, film and crafts influence Mike Bourscheid’s art practice in order for him to create his costumes, props and wearable sculptures.
Conference in English.