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Project Malaparte is concerned with the relations between architecture, environment, and the gendered body via the Casa Malaparte in Capri. This piece extends a series of Siegel's works that collide cinematic space and performance, as well as collapse the boundary between the singular fixity of film and the live repetitions of theater. Shot choreography from Le Mepris is used as a text or score to perform. Seminal differences breathe tension into the Villa's shifting and conflicting identities as modernist icon, surrealist bunker, sacrificial altar, Alpine hüt, and stage set for the female body.
Amie Siegel works variously with film, video, photography, and sound. Her multi-channel installations and theatrical films formulate uncanny reflections on memory, performance, fiction, and document, often conceived through architecture. Exhibitions include The Talent Show, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Another Point of View, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec; The Russian Linesman, the Hayward Gallery, London; 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Forum Expanded, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Screenings include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Berlin International Film Festival; Pacific Film Archive; Harvard Film Archive; the Gene Siskel Film Center; BFI Southbank; and Film Forum, New York. Her most recent work Black Moon will be screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Siegel received her BA from Bard College and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been an artist-in-residence of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. Siegel was recently awarded the 2010 Foster Prize from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
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