|Chapter title||“Curating the Nomadic: Film and Video at Ambika P3.” |
CURATING THE NOMADIC - Chantal Akerman at Ambika P3
Chantal Akerman was a Brussels-born and Paris based artist and filmmaker and one of the first to move from independent film-making to engage with the gallery space in the mid 1990s expanding her audience and addressing issues of installation and visual art. Akerman’s work was in pursuit of a critical investigation into geography and identity, space and time, borders, itineraries, identity and states of mind.
This presentation will examine the challenges of curating the first exhibition of Akerman’s body of installation work in the UK including a new commission as its centrepiece. How to curate Akerman’s work in a way that was accessible but also discursive and complex that challenged our accepted forms of exhibiting the moving image? How could the exhibition shed new light on the history of artist’s film and video which is still fragmented and undocumented? And how to curate an exhibition which would engage the audience in a nomadic and open trajectory yet retain the specificity of each film and video work?
|Keywords||Curation Nomadic Exile Akerman Installation |
|Book title||ReFocus: The Films of Sohrab Shahid-Saless: Exile, Displacement and the Stateless Moving Image|
|Page range||pp. 123–130|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Place of publication||Edinburgh University Press|
|Edition||Edited by Azadeh Fatehrad, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.3366/j.ctv10kmd73.15|
|Funder||Arts Council England|
|Web address (URL)||https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-refocus-the-films-of-sohrab-shahid-saless.html|