PAUL SERNINE & MISS COOCHIE
and films in public spaces, exhibitions and theaters
Jack Hauser and Sabina Holzer
Paul Sernine & Miss Coochie Nauo Clea 2010
PAUL SERNINE & MISS COOCHIE appeared the first time in summer 2005.
They are agents of the fantastic and put coups into everyday life in the service of poetry.
As they follow traces of fictions, they travel through time.
They like to exchange and negotiate individual and pulp fictions.
They appear in different places and for various occasions.
Are they real, or fiction?
Their origin is uncertain, although it is evident
in films and mythologies of pop culture:
Paul Sernine – Arsene Lupin –
Lemmy Caution – Zigomar – Fantômas
Miss Coochie – Catwoman – Modesty Blaise
– Emma Peel – Irma Vep.
They follow this strange plan of Jean Genet:
"To dream oneself, to make
this dream tangible
in order to become a dream in other people."
Foto: Jack Hauser
MISS COOCHIE, woman of uncouth men
remembers how terrified she was, when
she looked back
at the abandoned shore she had been stolen from by the white bull.
Her clothes fluttering, winding, behind her in the breeze.
Bite your tongue and lean
For those who survive must learn mathematics.
And she, is awake now in the glowing east and opens wide
her bright doors and rose-filled courts.
For you who she loves.
The stars, whose ranks are shepherded by lucifer,
vanish for a daily day.
Watch out. Cross borders with no illusions.
Welcome guests and accept
spirits with such a greeting as to fit the candle for its flame.
Not so far from the desert comes a memory, a cat, a brightness, a shining
amber, a river,
a moon covered in black, a note for the future.
Wilderness between pricks out with miraculous spring.
Notes for the future from the desert.
There could be a gun in her warm hand.
ALLE STÄBE WAREN ZAUBERSTÄBE...
M 1+1 | Interventions and Performances
Jack Hauser, Sabina Holzer, Sabine Maier, Michael Mastrototaro
2008 - 20014
LIVE | Fictionautic Interventions,
Public Spaces '05 | Tanzquartier Wien '06 | Lentos Museum für Moderne Kunst '07
RELATED PROJECTS AND PERFORMANCES
-- GO MATA GO | Intervention, Concept Jack Hauser; Jack Hauser, Sabina Holzer, Karlheinz Essl | Essl Museum Klosterneuburg '15
-- ONE PIECE - Paul Sernine, Miss Coochie and a grapefruit in a landscape of a song
| Performance as concert, Rhiz Vienna '13| Im_flieger '14 | '15
-- SCHWELLENLAND | Performance, Werner Berg Museum '13
-- MISS COOCHIE visits WHEN ATTITUDE BECOMES FORM | Intervention, Venice Biennale '13
-- MISS COOCHIE READS "WHAT IS A COLLECTIVE"
by Marcus Steinweg at Wohnung Miryam van Doren | Intervention, Wohnung Miryam van Doren '13
-- SCHLAFEN IN WIEN | 48 Std permanet performance,
Hotel Fürstenhof Wien < '09
-- "PAUL SERNINE & MISS COOCHIE BESUCHEN ALS SABINA HOLZER DEN HAFEN VON PORT BOU UND VERZEICHNEN DAS BÖHMISCHE MEER DER MILA ŠTERN INS NICHTS."
-- Extended photowork, Concept: Jack Hauser | Radowanhalle Wien '08
| Intervention, Tanzquartier Wien '06
-- ORACLE NIGHT | Performance, Karlheinz Essl, Jack Hauser, Sabina Holzer | Essl Museum Klosterneuburg '06 | Festspielhaus St.Pölten '06