Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Amie Siegel works variously in 16mm and 35mm film, video, sound, and writing. In her multi-channel video and film installations, she reformulates cinematic enterprises—including the establishing shot, the remake, and the tracking shot—as uncanny reflections on absence, historical disorientation, and nostalgia. Her longer form videos and feature films engage spontaneous and scripted spaces, truth and fiction, shifting performance from identification to parody and estrangement.
Siegel is currently featured in East Meets West in the Walter and McBean Galleries, running July 14 - September 10, 2011. Her work has been exhibited internationally in exhibitions including 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. Screening venues include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Berlin International Film Festival; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Harvard Film Archive; BFI Southbank; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Andy Warhol Museum; Frankfurt Film Museum; and Film Forum in New York. Her first book of poetry, The Waking Life (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA) was published in 1999. She has been an artist in residence of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. www.amiesiegel.net
SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. Amie Siegel’s lecture is supported by Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue.