The Canadian singer and musician discusses the Cindy Sherman exhibition and her new album Rub with Florian Werner.
Musician, singer, and filmmaker Peaches is one of the most prominent admirers of Cindy Sherman’s photographs. Numerous parallels run through the artists’ work: Both focus on the use of their own bodies in uncompromising, extreme, erotic, and sometimes humourous ways. Both masterfully transform their bodies into supra-individual characters using masks, costumes, and gestures. These transformations raise powerful questions relating to identity and stereotypes, sexuality and gender, the male gaze, and the perception of artists in our society.
On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Cindy Sherman – Works from the Olbricht Collection’ (on view until 10 April 2016) in me Collectors Room Berlin, Peaches will join writer Florian Werner in a conversation on her fascination with Sherman’s work, the relationship between Peaches’ own art and Sherman’s photographs, as well as her new album Rub.
Since the release of her album The Teaches of Peaches (2000), Peaches has gained a reputation as one of today’s most provocative and glamorous pop stars. Under the title Peaches Christ Superstar she staged Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical as a one-woman show, and later sang the lead part in a production of a Monteverdi opera. In 2012 she released her first full-length motion picture film Peaches Does Herself, and in 2015 she collaborated on the book of photographs What Else Is In the Teaches of Peaches. At the end of 2015, she released her highly acclaimed fifth studio album, Rub. www.peachesrocks.com
Moderation and concept: Florian Werner
Florian Werner writes narrative nonfiction and prose, plays football on the German Authors’ National Team, and works in radio. Last year he published Schnecken. Ein Portrait (Matthes & Seitz 2015). www.florianwerner.net
Since 2010, me Collectors Room Berlin has been collaborating with the German Authors’ National Team and working with Florian Werner to organize readings and discussions related to exhibitions.