Babette Mangolte: The Archive in Performance, Two Views

MAR 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


March 27, 2014: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM




Babette Mangolte (American, born in France) is an internationally known experimental filmmaker. As an installation artist, Mangolte is interested in creating architectural spaces which propose various modes of interaction between spectators, particularly with photographs and films shown in installation. Mangolte is also known for her photographic and film archive, which documents the experimental theatre, dance, and performance scenes of the 1970s and 1980s in New York City. She has also published essays theorizing her practice as a filmmaker and photographer, and has written about technological transformations in film with the advent of digital technologies.
Afternoon Session: Filming a Reenactment of Past Performance:
A Screening of Four Pieces by Morris, a film by Babette Mangolte
Evening Session: Presentation of Two Installations
Mangolte will present and discuss two selections from her archive: Touching III with Collage (2013, Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, curated by Rodrigo Moura) and Reading Yvonne Rainers’s ‘this is the story of a woman who…’ (2013, Whitney Museum, in Rituals of Rented Island, curated by Jay Sanders).