Saturday, 27 June 2009

Michel Auder

Full Metal Jacket. Series of 2 Digital C-Print, 20 x 24. 1971.

In French-American film-maker Michel Auder's work, the camera both witnesses and directs social exchange. It describes a highly subjective position, moving about his environment, recording its soundtrack, admitting incidental drama, autobiographical detail and the real-time incursions of broadcast media. In the early 1970’s Michel Auder adopted a continuous approach to film-making, recording the people and scenarios he encountered and amassing an extensive archive of video footage. His films collide with narratives in art history and popular memory, involving artists, writers, and musicians that he has come to know. Michel Auder's films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Centre Pompidou in Paris. He lives and works in New York. 

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