21 May 2014, 7pm

      Screening The Sky on Location and Q&A with the filmmaker

      Babette Mangolte and Bianca Stigter
      EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
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      The opening night of A Point in the Making - Three Days with Babette Mangolte presents the screening of Mangolte's 1982 film The Sky on Location, followed by an after talk with the filmmaker led by writer and journalist Bianca Stigter. The Sky on Location conveys a visual experience of nature through Babette Mangolte's fascination with the American landscape.

      1. Babette Mangolte, still from 'The Sky on Location', 1982
    3. The Sky on Location (1982, 78 min) " (...) is a personal meditation on the landscape of the American west that tracks the ruling conception in nature in the 19th and 20th centuries from the pioneers through the instamatic tourists, at the same time that it obsessively follows the four seasons. The elemental vicissitudes of the weather, the exact moment of the day, the colour of the light and the soil and the trees form an acute visual record of the constantly changing mood of the landscape. The film successfully attempts, with quiet, passionate, almost single-minded firmness, to confront us as nakedly as possible with our cultural inability to see nature whole, without preconceptions." - Ernest Larsen, from www.babettemangolte.com

      A Point in the Making - Three Days with Babette Mangolte
      presents a programme around the work of French-American filmmaker and photographer Babette Mangolte in her presence. It is for the first time that such a broad spectrum of Mangolte's ground-breaking work is shared with a Dutch audience. The Three Days look into various facets of her multidisciplinary practice, including her recordings of the early '70s New York avant-garde art scene and her experimental films. The programme focuses in particular on her approach to documenting performance in her collaborations with other artists, and her pursuit of the subjective role of the camera eye in her autonomous practice.

      A Point in the Making - Three Days with Babette Mangolte is produced and curated by Fleur van Muiswinkel, If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and Het Veem Theater, in a collaboration with EYE Film Institute. The project is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) and Fonds Podiumkunsten (FPK). It is part of the Life Long Burning (LLB) project and supported by the Cultural Programme of the European Union.

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