June 10th 2011, 9 PM • Teatro degli Avvaloranti, Città della Pieve (PG)
NAN GOLDIN - I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR
I'll be your mirror", the short film produced by the BBC in 1995, is held to be one of the most articulate and definitive documents relating to the personal life and the work of the American artist Nan Goldin, who directed the film herself in collaboration with her long term friend David Armstrong and the English documentary maker Edmund Coulthard. The film reconstructs the entire career of the artist, from her beginnings in the early 1970s until the mid 1990s. By this time she had become a key player on the international art scene, one of the most influential figures in the field of photography and beyond. It was in this period that her first important mid-career retrospective was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, an exhibition that would cement her position on the contemporary scene, where she enjoyed a level of popularity among both the public and critics that has not been equalled to this day by any living artist. The film can be considered as a sort of successful extension of her work, based as it is on the viva voce of her closest friends and of the protagonists of her most famous photographs, making this a biographical documentary of rare freshness, with a sincere rapport between the participants.