Claire Atherton, artistic collaborator of Chantal Akerman, talks with film critic Dana Linssen about the relationship between film and installation in the work of Akerman.
Claire Atherton, editor and artistic collaborator of Chantal Akerman, talks about their years of collaboration in the video interview below. In their work together, they sought the balance between apparent opposites: structure and improvisation, intimacy and isolation, greater history and everyday life, being on the road and homeliness. Without explanation, but through duration, rhythm and framing, the films and installations inevitably tell their story.
The video interview is a preview of the conversation between Atherton and Dana Linssen (NRC Handelsblad) on 3 July, in which they will delve deeper into the collaboration between Atherton and Akerman.
This summer, Eye Filmmuseum is presenting a major solo exhibition of work by Chantal Akerman. Akerman was one of the first film directors who made the switch to visual art. She rose to fame in the 1970s as a feminist avant-garde filmmaker, and midway through the 1990s, she discovered the possibilities of the art gallery.