An evening with Michel Auder
To celebrate the closing of the Wattis’ current exhibition, City of Disappearances, French photographer and filmmaker Michel will discuss selections from his archives, sharing reflections on his practice alongside short videos.
Auders’s videos manifest as intimate portraits of people and places, and reflect on both the relationships between individuals, as well as the various settings they occupy. He views his video camera as an appendage more than a tool; it is an integral part of his identity. For decades, he has used it to record daily life on thousands of hours of videotape, amassing a vast trove of imagery that he constantly updates, revisits, and reworks into individual works.
His wellknown video, Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol, which he shot between the years 1971 and ’76, has become a seminal document of New York in this era.
Michel Auder lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has recently been screened at Portikus, Frankfurt/Main; Kunsthalle Basel; Cultureguest, Lisbon; and dOCUMENTA (13).
Image: Michel Auder, Made For Denise (still), 1978