October 24, 2012 – Rebecca J. DeRoo

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of History of Art
Bryn Mawr College

“The Limits of Documentary: Identity and Urban Development in Agnes Varda’s Daguerreotypes (1975)”

French filmmaker Agnes Varda’s experimental documentary Daguerreotypes (1975) is often viewed as a quaint, cinematic portrait of a Parisian street, the rue Daguerre, where she lives and works.  In contrast, this presentation excavates the film’s previously unacknowledged sources, demonstrating how Varda drew on a range of visual media—photography, film, and contemporary art—to create sophisticated social and political commentary on urban and economic transformations taking place in France in the late 20th century.

August 17 2012 04:57 pm | Events and Weekly Colloquia

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