Babette Mangolte: Camera Studies
1 April 2015 // 6:30 pm

Presented be International House Philadelphia (IHP) with the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania

IHP welcomes acclaimed director, cinematographer, and documentarian Babette Mangolte, who will be joined by Thomas Beard and Yvonne Rainer in a discussion about Mangolte's long and multi-faceted career. Excerpts from some of her rare and recent works will be screened.

Babette Mangolte (US born in France) is an experimental filmmaker and a photographer who is known internationally and lives in New York.

Among her most recent films, Seven Easy Pieces by Marina Abramović had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007. She shot two films about the choreographies of Yvonne Rainer, AG Indexical in 2007 and RoS Indexical in 2008. She also shot Trisha Brown’s choreography Roof Piece on the High Line (shot in 2011 and edited in 2012), Her most recent film, Edward Krasiński’s Studio, was filmed in Warsaw in 2011 and edited in 2012 and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013. She also completed in 2012 a film shot in 1988 and 1991 of Patricia Patterson Paintings.

Her recent installations are Presence (Berlin Biennale, 2008), Rushes (Cologne, 2009) and How to look… (Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennale 2010). She recently completed an installation about the color green at VOX in Montreal Éloge du Vert in 2013. Mangolte is interested in creating architectural spaces, which propose various mode of interactivity between spectators, photographs and films shown in the installation.

Mangolte is also known for her photographic archive, which documents the experimental theater, dance and performance scene of the 1970s and 1980s.

She also has published essays, theorizing her practice as a filmmaker and as a photographer and has written about technological transformations in film with the advent of digital.

Camera Studies, a collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses primarily on Mangolte’s work in film, with several screenings culminating in a public conversation with the artist and special guests on April 1st.

Babette Mangolte: Camera Studies has been supported by a grant from the The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation

Additional Support has been provided by the Cinema Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Photo of Babette Mangolte is courtesy of the International House Philadelphia.