musée d'art contemporain
de Bordeaux

Exhibition // L'Écran 2018 //

04.04.2018 -> 08.04.2018


Roof Piece (1973/2017) & Roof Piece on the High Line (2012) + Film Retrospective

From 4 to 8 April, as part of The Screen, its annual programme dedicated to film and video, the CAPCmusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux will present Babette Mangolte’s filmic installations Roof Piece (1973/2017) and Roof Piece on the High Line (2012), films of the eponymous choreographies by American dancer Trisha Brown.
A retrospective of Mangolte’s films will accompany the exhibition including, amongst others, her first narrative film What Maisie Knew (1975), The Camera: Je or La Camera: I (1977) and her films recording dance and performance including the renowned Water Motor (1978), Four Pieces by Morris (1993) et Yvonne Rainer RoS Indexical (2008).

Babette Mangolte will be present at the screenings and will be discussing her work with Clara Schulmann, critique d'art and Anne-Sophie Dinant, curator of this programme on the 4th and 5 th April.



Public opening :
Wednesday 4th
April, at 6:30 pm, Nave of the museum 
Presentation of Roof Piece (1973/2017) & Roof Piece on the High Line (2012)
In the presence of Babette Mangolte


Born in France in 1941 and based in New York City since the 70s, Babette Mangolte is an experimental filmmaker, photographer, artist and writer. Her films privilege the subjective view of the camera and explore the notion of spectatorship. She worked as director of photography on Chantal Akerman’s influential Jeanne Dileman, 23 rue du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975). She shot dance and performance works by Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Joan Jonas, Robert Morris, Lucinda Childs, Marina Abramović, Steve Paxton and the theatre scene of the 70s. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2016) and VOX centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2013). Mangolte’s work is internationally shown in groups exhibitions, film festivals and screenings in art institutions such as recently at Tate Modern, Londres; Migros Museum, Zurich; ICA, Philadelphie; South London Gallery, London; ICA, London. Her installation How to Look (1978-2010) is currently on show in the permanent collections displays at Tate Modern, London. 

The publication 
Babette Mangolte: Writings: 1998–2015 including selected texts and essays by the artist will be published by Sternberg Press, Berlin later in the year.



A retrospective
of Babette Mangolte's films

From 4th to 8th April, auditorium 


Wednesday 4th April
In the presence of Babette Mangolte

• 11:30 am, Introduction of the day
What Maisie Knew, 1975,
16mm transferred to HD, 58 min., B&W.

• 2:30 pm
(Now) or Maintenant entre parenthèses, 1976,
16mm transferred to HD, 10 min, colour.

 The Camera: Je or La Camera: I, 1977,
16mm transferred to HD, 88 min., B&W/colour.

 Water Motor, 1978,
16mm transferred to HD, 7 min., B&W.

Projections followed by a discussion between Babette Mangolte and Clara Schulmann, art critic, professor of history and art theory at the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux - EBABX.

Thursday 5th April
In the presence of Babette Mangolte

• 11:30 am
There?Where?, 1979,
16mm transferred to HD, 10min., B&W.  

Visibles Cities, 1991,
16mm transferred to HD, 31 min., colour.

• 3:00 pm
The Sky on Location, 1982,
16mm transferred to HD, 78 min., colour.  

Projection followed by a discussion between Babette Mangolte and Anne-Sophie Dinant, curator of this program.

Friday 6th April

• 11:30 am
The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful), 1980,
16mm transferred to HD, 90min., B&W.

• 3:00 pm
Staging « Lateral Pass », 1985/2013,
16 mm transferred to HD, 31 min. colour.  

Four Pieces by Morris, 1993,
16mm transferred to HD, 94 min., colour.


Saturday 7th April

• 3:00 pm
Patricia Patterson Paintings, 2012,
16 mm transferred to HD, colour.

Edward Krasiński’s Studio, 2012,
HD video, 30 min , colour.

Les Modèles de Pickpocket, 2003,
Beta Numérique transferred to HD, 89 min, colour.


Sunday 8th April

• 4:00 pm
Yvonne Rainer AG Indexical with a Little Help from H.M., 2007,
Digital Beta transferred to HD, 44 min, colour.

Yvonne Rainer RoS Indexical, 2008,
Digital Beta transferred to HD, 42 min, colour.



-> Curator(s): Anne-Sophie Dinant

-> Nef du musée
-> Disabled access
-> Price: Entrée du musée, 7€ ; 4€ (tarif réduit)

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