Babette Mangolte: A Photo Installation at PS One
(1978)
 
Landscapes and History
(1997)
 
About Looking
(2002)
 
Art Lies and Videotapes: Exposing Performance
(2004)
 
spaces to see, stories to tell
(2007)
 
looking and touching
(2007)
 
presence
(2008)
 
collision
(2008)
 
rushes
(2009)
 
 "How to Look… "
(Whitney biennial, 2010)
 
"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)
 

Reading of Yvonne Rainer's "this is the story of a woman who…"

Installation of script pages, black-and-white-photographs, film elements, and text by Babette Mangolte © 2013
Performance Script by Yvonne Rainer © 1973

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The archival photographs, script pages, and notes displayed in this vitrine, along with the film footage projected or shown on three small monitors inside the vitrine, are a re-presentation of Yvonne Rainer's seminal 1973 performance piece this is the story of a woman who... The original performance featured a man and woman played by Rainer and John Erdman whose inner thoughts about their relationship (visible as text slide projections) contrast with their physical actions while a narrator played by Shirley Soffer appears on-stage and analyzes the ambivalence the man and woman feel for one another. In her script for the performance, Rainer captures the difficulties of genuine communication between two lovers. Filmmaker Babette Mangolte, who shot the performance photographs and films during rehearsal in 1973, selected the script pages, designed the display and added in printed subtitles her own commentary about the original narrative, bringing a 2013 sensibility to material from 1973.

This installation was conceived for a performance show "Rituals of Rented Island", curated by Jay Sanders at the Whitney Museum.

 

   
 
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