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Women in Public

Triangle Arts Association and UnionDocs present three separate event as part of the multidisciplinary program Women in Public from January 23rd to 26th.


Itinerant Women: A visual lecture by French author Nathalie Léger with readings by Courtney Stephens and others.

Léger will introduce and reads from her books Suite for Barbara Loden (Dorothy Project, 2016) and La Robe blanche (The White Dress, to be published in the fall 2020) while showing excerpts from Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970), Peter Zinner’s The Salamander (1971), Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert (1964), Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers and Joseph Strick’s The Savage Eye (1960) and Joël Curtz’s The Bride (2012).

Thursday Jan 23, Triangle Arts Association, 7.30pm.
More info on Triangle Arts Association website.

Critical Terrain — Motion and Travel as documentary practice: A 3-day workshop led by Courtney Stephens, with Kara Oehler, Jodie Mack, Martin DiCicco, Jessica Bradsley and the French author Nathalie Léger.

Explore films and artworks that reconsider the creative function of working with site and terrain — treating it as an essential formal element, or as an organizing structure to the film. Exploring the complex facets of modern mobility, and revisiting established travel practice through economic, racial, and gendered lenses, this workshop intends to inspire and encourage artists to work in a considered way with the rich possibilities of filmmaking in transit.

Friday Jan 24-Sunday 26,
UnionDocs, 10am-5.30pm. More info here.

Gone to Earth: A screening and live presentation followed by a discussion with Jessica Bardsley and Elvia Wilk, moderated by Courtney Stephens and Mathilde Walker-Billaud.

Event will start with a visual lecture of Elvia Wilk's Death By Landscape, followed by Jessica Bardsley's GoodBye Thelma film.

Sunday Jan 26,
UnionDocs, 7.30pm. More info on UnionDocs.

Nathalie Léger is an award-winning French author living in Paris, as well as an editor, an archivist and a curator. Léger’s first book Les Vies silencieuses de Samuel Beckett, was published in 2006. L’Exposition (2008) precedes Suite for Barbara Loden inspired by the character of Wanda in Loden’s eponymous film, and La Robe blanche reflecting on Pippa Bacca’s travel performance and tragic death in the Meditteranea in 2008 (to be published in English edition as The White Dress in the fall 2020). Léger is the Director of the Institut Mémoires de l’Édition Contemporaine (IMEC), a unique organisation dedicated to the archives of 20th- and 21st-century French writers and publishers. She curated the 2002 exhibition on Roland Barthes and the 2007 exhibition on Samuel Beckett, both at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.