Babette Mangolte

Babette Mangolte (born 1941 in Montmorot, France, lives and works in New York) is an iconic figure of the international experimental film. Mangolte's early interests lay within the field of performance: documenting the art, dance and theater scene of the 1970s. In the late 1970s she began to focus on the urban environment and the vast landscapes of the U.S. West Coast.
Babette Mangolte was the cinematographer for Chantal Akerman, Yvonne Rainer a.o. In 1975 Mangolte completed What Maisie Knew, her first film, which received the “Prix de la Lumiere” at the Toulon Film Festival in 1975. Other important films by Babette Mangolte are amongst others: The Camera: Je or La Camera: I (1977), The Cold Eye (1980), The Sky on Location (1982), Visible Cities (1991) and Four Pieces by Morris (1993). One of her most recent films is Seven Easy Pieces (2007) which documents Marina Abramović's re-enactment of seminal works from the 1970s at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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Babette Mangolte - Selected Writings - 1998-2015
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
A collection of texts by the French-American photographer and filmmaker in which she reflects on her artistic practice and discusses her collaborations with other filmmakers, artists, dancers and choreographers such as Marina Abramović, Chantal Akerman, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer.

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