Babette Mangolte (US born in France) is an experimental filmmaker and a photographer who is know internationally and lives in New York.
Among her most recent films, Seven Easy Pieces by Marina Abramović had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007. She shot two films about the choreographies of Yvonne Rainer, AG Indexical in 2007 and RoS Indexical in 2008. She also shot Trisha Brown’s choreography Roof Piece on the High Line (shot in 2011 and edited in 2012), Her most recent film,Edward Krasiński’s Studio, was filmed in Warsaw in 2011 and edited in 2012 and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013. She also completed in 2012 a film shot in 1988 and 1991 of Patricia Patterson Paintings.
Mangolte recently shot two short films in 2014 Steve Paxton at DIA:BEACON and Je, Nous, I or Eye, Us and is now working on the editing of a new feature shot in Bruxelles in April 2015.
Her recent installations are Presence (Berlin Biennale, 2008),Rushes (Cologne, 2009) and How to look… 2010 (Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennale 2010). She recently completed an installation about the color green at VOX in Montreal Éloge du Vert in 2013. She completed an important installation TOUCHING III at Inhotim, Bela Horizonte in Brazil in fall 2013 and did a new installation at the Whitney museum for Rituals of Rented Island a performance show curated by Jay Sanders in 2013.
Mangolte is interested in creating architectural spaces, which propose various mode of interactivity for the spectators with the photographs, films and texts shown in her installations.
Mangolte is also known for her photographic archive, which documents the experimental theater, dance and performance scene of the 1970s and 1980s.
She also has published essays, theorizing her practice as a filmmaker and as a photographer and has written about technological transformations in film with the advent of digital.
Kunsthalle Wien invite you for Curator`s Tour by Luca Lo Pinto about “I = Eye”. Luca Lo Pinto – curator of “Babette Mangolte. I = Eye” – introduces visitors to the exhibition and the multifaceted work of Babette Mangolte. January 11. 2017. Start: 6 P.M.