Since relocating to New York from her native France in the early 1970s, Babette Mangolte has forged a singular path across the art and cinema worlds. As a director, cinematographer, and documentarian, Mangolte has amassed an extensive body of work that intersects with the worlds of dance, performance art, and experimental film. In her New York years, Mangolte documented some of the era’s most important performers and artists in both still and moving images. In these works, her collaborative partners include Chantal Akerman, Trisha Brown, Richard Foreman, and Yvonne Rainer. Her own films range from experimental narratives to artist documentaries, both short and feature length.
Camera Studies, a collaboration between International House Philadelphia and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses primarily on Mangolte’s work in film, with screenings over the course of several months, culminating in a public conversation with the artist and special guests on April 1, 2015.
All programs are Free For All. Please register via the individual event pages below.
Babette Mangolte: Camera Studies has been supported by a grant from the The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Cinema Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania.