de Montblanc, Frederique

Movie Reel Project:
at Outpost for Contemporary Art

Ainsi fon fon fon les petites demoiselles… and that’s why I’m not a Lesbian is a series of video works developed about the many facades women put on and discard throughout the various roles they play. Video was projected and framed in various sculptural totems from a cardboard peep show booth to a hair sculpture, to a coffin-like table.

Self Portrait explores Montblanc’s ancestry by deconstructing the nature of portraiture.

Concentrated Milk
investigates the power structures confronting older women as they renegotiate behavioral paradigms proper to younger women.

Masculinihilist is an attempt to represent sex as seen from the perspective of women living in a masculinihilist world, a state of being in which masculine power has been erased from a previously victorious collective history. The video struggles to untangle the grotesque drama of male-dominated porn by redistributing the sexual fiat of perversion into the hands of female performers.

The Old Lady and the Milkmaid is a deliberately nonsensical attempt to delve into the dramatic undertones of an everyday interaction of women of equal status. Watch The Old Lady and the Milkmaid Now.

Frederique de Montblanc:
Born and raised in an international community in Brussels, Frederique then moved to Montreal to complete her BFA in Theatre at Concordia University. During her stay in Quebec she worked as a theatre designer for Imago Theatre and participated to the ‘Festival du Monde Arabe’. She also performed in various projects including Simon Donger’s adaptation of Hamletmachine. She was then accepted at Calarts and moved to Los Angeles to complete her MFA. Her artwork has been shown at Beta Level, Highways Performance Space, Redcat and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Throughout her last year Frederique had the privilege to be ORLAN's personal assistant at the Getty Research Institute. She has now moved to Texas and has recently designed set and costumes for Dominic Walsh’s adaptation of Titus Andronicus. Some of her artwork has recently been featured at Artstorm and the Lawndale Art Center. She is currently designing video and set for A Convenient Women, a dance show taking place at Diverseworks in April, and will be Art Directing the international production of Armide showing at the Wortham Center in May. Past Collaborations with Janne Larsen include the dance theatre pieces: Laundry Room Extravaganza (I, II & III) and the writing of Deadlips, a play about exorcism, dinner parties and wrestling.

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