De la mèr(e) au désert | Chantal Akerman, 2014
“For me, the whole piece is like throwing a stone into the river and then creating ripples and ripples and ripples
and ripples…” (Chantal Akerman)
In these bad days, when so many innocent people at both sides are suffering and intolerance and violence are reaching new records, Mamuta stands along with all those who work in order to bring justice and tolerance and better times.
On Tuesday 15/7 19:00 internationally acclaimed cinematographer and artist Chantal Akerman will open a new exhibition at Mamuta Art and Media Center at Hansen House, in collaboration with the Screen Based Department – Bezalel Art Academy and in the frame of Intersections – Jerusalem Film Festival.
Please Join Us
Free Entrance. Reading – Performance at 19:45
The installation De la mèr(e) au désert, created for Mamuta, is Akerman’s portrait of a desert city in Israel. In this work as well as in Akerman’s oeuvre, memory and observation are often overlaid, as well as the personal and the public, the autobiographical and the testimonial, life and death.
The exhibition is held with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund.
Chantal Akerman (born in Brussels, 1950; living and working in Paris) has been a leading figure in experimental cinema since the 1970s.
Since the early 90s she has used video and installation in her exploration of film form. Akerman’s most recent retrospective, Too Far, Too Close, was presented at MUHKA, Antwerp in 2012. Akerman’s work has also been included in such significant group exhibitions as the 2010 Sao Paulo Biennial, 2002 Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany, and the 2001 Venice Bienniale, as well as numerous international film festivals.
Curators: Sharon Balaban & Sala-manca