Woman with a movie camera, now and then (digital and analog)
“Finding the negative ghost image behind the film image is what filmmakers hope to do. How is it transformed when we look at color pixels?” Featuring clips from her work, experimental filmmaker Babette Mangolte discusses her current project exploring new spectatorship modes for films and photography in gallery settings.
Babette Mangolte is a filmmaker, photographer and writer, born in France and living in New York. The traditions of experimental filmmaking are at the heart of her life, from her cinematography in the early 1970s, to her films beginning in 1975, to her fascination with the technical possibilities of digital, as well as with what could be lost. Her most recent film, Edward Krasiński’s Studio, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013. Recent installations include How to look… at the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennale in 2010 and Éloge du Vert at VOX in Montreal in 2013. Mangolte is also known for her photographic archive, which documents the experimental theater, dance and performance scene of the 1970s and 1980s. She 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.
This event is made possible by sponsorship from the Charles Roven Fund for Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of Art History.