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The solo exhibition Manon de Boer – Encounters shows a trilogy of cinematic portraits by the Dutch artist and filmmaker Manon de Boer (b. 1966; Kodaicanal, India). The three films in the museum's collection can now be seen together for the first time: Sylvia Kristel – Paris (2003) about the actress Sylvia Kristel, Resonating Surfaces (2005) about the psychoanalyst and cultural critic Suely Rolnik and Think About Wood, Think About Metal (2011) about the percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky. De Boer asked these three women who fascinated her about the experiences which were decisive for their work and lives in the 1970s. The protagonists talk about their personal circumstances, meetings and events in the past in voice-off. As a result of the special way in which the images, sounds and spoken words are edited, the films have several layers which also deal with themes such as memory, time, the body and listening through the subject of the portrait.

The exhibition also shows documentary materials such as audio and video fragments, reviews, scores, posters and books. A publication (Encounters. On three films by Manon de Boer) will be available, made in cooperation with INDEX, Stockholm and OEI Editör, Stockholm.

Curator: Christiane Berndes

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Manon de Boer

Christiane Berndes