Previously at the ICA - Films
26 Sep 2013
A Nos Amours commences a complete retrospective of Chantal Akerman's entire cinematic oeuvre, beginning with Akerman's first three films, including the beguiling, beautiful, rigorous Hotel Monterey, and the film that prefigures Jeanne Dielman, Saute ma Ville.
Saute ma Ville (1968)
L'Enfant Aime (1971)
Hotel Monterey (1972)
Akerman's work has consistently offered a playful and beguiling critique of cinema. Over a vast and hugely varied body of work, Akerman has brilliantly energised the avant-garde project, personalising and humanising the dead spaces created by consumerism and the habitual lives that we inhabit.
Akerman's cinema goes far beyond popular notions of image making, beyond modernist and feminist strategies, in pursuit of her obsession with borders, with the tension between documentary and fiction, between her mother and herself, between chaos and control, cinema and history.
Screenings will be in original formats wherever possible, and will include a number of recent restorations.
A Nos Amours intends to publish a catalogue raisonné to coincide with the climax of the run in 2015, and to convene a conference in conjunction with CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media), University of Westminster. The full programme will be announced shortly.