Babette Mangolte: A Photo Installation at PS One
(1978)
 
Landscapes and History
(1997)
 
About Looking
(2002)
 
Art Lies and Videotapes: Exposing Performance
(2003-2004)
 
Spaces to see, stories to tell
(2007)
 
Looking and touching
(2007)
 
presence
(2008)
 
collision
(2008)
 
rushes
(2009)
 
 "How to Look… 2010”
(Whitney biennial)
 
"While Bodies get mirrored"
(Migros Museum, Zurich, 2010)
 
Movement and Stills
(New York City, 2010)
 
Yvonne Rainer: Testimony to Improvisation (1972-75)
(Glasgow, UK, 2010)
 
Éloge du Vert
(Homage to the Color Green)

VOX, Montréal, Canada 2013

 
TOUCHING III with COLLAGE III
Inhotim, Brazil, 2013
Show curated by Rodrigo Moura: Opening October 24, 2013 for two years till 2015
 
READING OF YVONNE RAINER'S "THIS IS THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO…”
(WHITNEY MUSEUM “RITUALS OF RENTED ISLAND” 2013)
 
I = EYE Babette Mangolte
(Solo Show at Kunsthalle in Vienna, Austria 2016)
 
 
 

Presence, a two screens film installation made for the Berlin Biennale 2008.

Space and orientation inside a film image as defined by sound or lack of sound was the impetus. Presence is about two kinds of space, the space of the gallery or museum and the spaces in which we live our lives.

 

Photo Copyright berlin biennial for contemporary art, Uwe Walter, 2008

 


Competing for attention, the two film projections test a new spectator, who has the freedom to choose one screen over the other unlike the spectator in a movie theater with its captive audience.

The film material that was edited for Presence was shot during the 1990s. Reflecting on spaces has been central to my film work and I have examined domestic space, public space as well as institutional space. The content of the installation is both about living and working spaces and how sound defines a film image as space. I added texture of surface and the skin of cactus flowers and plants with images of terrain and land formations.

Space becomes what the spectator with his circulation in the gallery space experiences first hand.

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  Slide show:
 
   
 
Technical requirement:

2 DVDs players, Synchronizer maintaining the DVDs players in sync, 2 video projectors focused on prepared surfaces painted white, directional speakers for one of the screen, sufficient space between the two screens that are at a 90 degrees angle, 8 vintage photographs on 8 by 10 paper framed, painted background dark night blue.
   
   
 
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