Babette Mangolte. I = Eye

Artist talk
17/12 2016 5 pm

With I = Eye Kunsthalle Wien presents a homage to the groundbreaking œuvre of an icon of international experimental film: Babette Mangolte.

Mangolte’s early interests lay within the field of performance: documenting the art, dance and theater scene of the 1970s. In the late-1970s she began to focus on the urban environment and the vast landscapes of the U.S. West Coast. I = Eye, her most comprehensive solo show to date, presents a diverse array of Mangolte’s films and photographic works (including recent projects revisiting the transcription of performance and its historicisation). They connect in an absolutely unique form influences from silent cinema, American experimental films, and feminist film theory to generate her very special handwriting. The exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, influenced by Mangolte’s crucial interest in the staging of the subjective camera, is conceived with an accordingly experimental approach as a score using time and space as a medium.

On the occasion of the exhibition opening curator Luca Lo Pinto will talk to the artist about her work.

Free Admission!