Amie Siegel. Part 2: Ricochet
Amie Siegel (b. 1974 in Chicago, IL) frequently works with methods of transference, repetition, and doubling. Often treating cinema as a musical score, or performance script, the American artist raises questions about the economies of authorship and gender roles as well as the relationship between objects, cinematographic and architectonic space.
These themes were also at the core of her two-part exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. In the first part, in 2011, Siegel’s multi-element film, video installation and photographic work “Black Moon” emerged from a condensation of Louis Malle’s film of the same name. In the second part, Siegel extended these topics through a constellation of new pieces, making subtle reference at the same time to her own previous show.
As the exhibition’s title, “Ricochet,” suggests, Siegel has created a network of references in which relationships are simultaneously established and collided. Working in different media ranging from works on paper to video installation and performance, Siegel takes Jean-Luc Godard’s “Le Mépris / Contempt” and focuses on the film’s main location, Villa Malaparte, on Capri, and the figure of the female protagonist, Camille, played by Brigitte Bardot.
Support for this group of works came from the research project ¡REMEDIATE!, initiated by the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Merz Akademie in cooperation with the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg and the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK).
Curator Sven Beckstette
Cooperation partner Akademie Schloss Solitude, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg
Sponsored by Hypo-Kulturstiftung