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Andrea Geyer on Chantal Akerman

Dia:Chelsea, October 30, 2018

This video of Andrea Geyer on Chantal Akerman was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on October 30, 2018 as part of Dia's Artists on Artists Lecture Series.

Andrea Geyer / Bibliography / Dia Artist on Artist Lecture

The performance text is composed of original writing or words of Chantal Akerman with intermittent additions by the artist about her own encounter with Akerman, Dia’s history and more. 



A Family in Brussels, 2001, Book and CDs

A Reading at the Dia Center for the Arts October 2001


Dialogue from movies by Chantal Akerman


J’ai Faim, J’ai Froid.1984, 12 minutes

Directed by Chantal Akerman / Produced by Chantal Akerman

Written by Chantal Akerman

Starring: Maria de Medeiros, Francine Sandber

Cinematography: Luc Benhamou


Je Tu Il Elle, 1974, 86 minutes

Directed by Chantal Akerman / Produced by Chantal Akerman

Written by Chantal Akerman, Eric de Kuyper, Paul Paquay

Starring: Chantal Akerman, Niels Arestrup, Claire Wauthion

Cinematography: Bénédicte Delesalle / Edited by Luc Freche


News from Home, 1976, 85 minutes

Directed by Chantal Akerman / Produced by Alain Dahan

Cinematography: Babette Mangolte, Jim Asbell / Edited by Francine Sandberg


Les Rendez-vous d'Anna, 1978, 127 minutes

Directed by Chantal Akerman / Written by Chantal Akerman

Starring: Aurore Clément, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Magali Noël

Cinematography: Jean Penzer / Edited by Francine Sandberg


No Home Movie, 2016, 115 minutes

Directed by Chantal Akerman / Produced by Chantal Akerman, Patrick Quinet, Serge Zeitoun

Written by Chantal Akerman

Starring: Chantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman

Cinematography: Chantal Akerman / Edited by Claire Atherton


Excerpts from Chantal Akerman speaking in the following documentaries


Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman (English Subtitled), 1996, 64 minutes

Directed by Chantal Akerman


I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman, 2016, 67 minutes

A film by Marianne Lambert / Starring Chantal Akerman, Gus Van Sant


From Here: Chantal Akerman, 2015, 61 minutes

A Film by Gustavo Beck, Leonardo Luiz Ferreira


Excerpts from video interviews: 


2009 interviews, for the Criterion Collection

celluloidVIDEO, A Conversation With CHANTAL AKERMAN // Venice 2011


Excerpts from written interviews:


Chantal Akerman: The Pajama Interview by Nicole Brenez  

Interviews recorded in Paris between Paris, July 15 and August 6, 2011. Published at Lola Journal, Issue 2: Devils 2011, Reprinted, with kind permission, from the now definitively out-of-print bilingual (French/English) Viennale ‘Useful Book #1’ publication: Chantal Akerman, The Pajama Interview (2011). English translation by David Phelps, revised by LOLA,


Excerpts from lectures


Chantal Akerman + Catherine Breillat. Film Theory,2001

Open Lecture at European Graduate School

Media and Communication studies department program, Saas-Fee Switzerland, Europe


Excerpts from the correspondence between Chantal Akerman and Lynne Cooke,curator, Dia Art Foundation, New York, 1991–2008. Including project proposals for Sud andLà-bas (referred to as On the Middle East) found in the Dia Archive


Other Resources


Conversation with Lynne Cooke October 23rd, 2018

Multiple conversations with Barbara Clausen, October 2018 

Stephan Urbaschek, Dia Art Foundation : Institution und Sammlung 1974-1985, PhD, 2003 

Ivone Margulies, Nothing Happens: Chantal Akerman's Hyperrealist Everyday. 1996

Duke University Press

Dia Archive



Audio: Andrea Geyer on Chantal Akerman, Audio

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