CAC Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny

Terre Thaemlitz

05 Oct 2012 - 26 Jan 2013

Cantos I-V
5 October 2012 - 26 January2013

“The church and artists meet once again to speak, to support the necessity of a discussion that it wants and needs to become ever more intense and articulate.”
–Pope Benedict XVI, July 4, 2011

The rigorous scrutiny of the minute processes of reification and conformity to archaic norms that remain at the heart of the most advanced political and artistic practices, places Terre Thaemlitz’s work, and the economic independence that she claims through her label Comatonse Recordings, among the most radical existing today.

Having assisted in the different stages of the production of Terre Thaemlitz’s latest album, “Soulnessless” (Meditation on Wage Labor and the Death of the Album, CAC Brétigny, 2011; Traffic With the Devil and Two Letters, CAC Brétigny, 2011), the Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny is pleased to present her major work in five cantos in an exhibition format specifically conceived for the occasion. The exhibition will be the setting for an inaugural concert in which the Thaemlitz will present the first four cantos in sequence.


Terre Thaemlitz is an award-winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, DJ and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. His work critically combines themes of identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an on-going critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. She has published more than fifteen solo albums. Her writings on music and culture have been published internationally. As a public speaker and educator on issues of queer sexuality and non-essentialist transgenderism, Thaemlitz has lectured and participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan. She currently lives in Kawasaki, Japan.

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