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The Barbarity of World-Cities ONLINE EVENT Columbia University, Maison Française

Women in Public: A project by UnionDocs at Triangle

© Michelangelo Antonioni - Red Desert (1964)

Organized by UnionDocs, “Women in Public ” is a multidisciplinary program inspired by the figure of the female traveler. Two visual lecture-performances and a filmmaking workshop will take place at Triangle on January 23. The project will investigate the role of wandering in the artistic and experience-gathering process, with a focus on the perspectives of women.

The highlight of the program is the presence of the French writer Nathalie Léger, author of Suite  for Barbara Loden about Barbara Loden's masterpiece Wanda (Dorothy Project, 2016).

In Itinerant Women, Nathalie Léger will introduce and read 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). 

Program curated by Kara Oehler, Courtney Stephens and Mathilde Walker-Billaud

7.30pm.
More info on Triangle Arts Association website.

This event is part of Brooklyn Falls For France cultural season.


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.

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