MANON DE BOER
TWO STILLS EXTRACTED FROM SYLVIA KRISTEL (16MM FILM), 2011
Two film stills printed on barite paper
400 x 600mm (framed dimensions)
Edition of 10
EXHIBITION: FRAMED IN AN OPEN WINDOW, 3 DECEMBER 2011 – 23 JANUARY 2012
Two stills extracted from Sylvia Kristel, 2011 is a limited edition of ten photographic prints based on two images of the actress Sylvia Kristel taken from de Boer’s 16mm silent film entitled Sylvia, March 1 & 2, 2001, Hollywood Hills, 2001-05. Sylvia Kristel played the role of Emmanuelle in the 1974 erotic film of the same name and was also the subject of de Boer’s film Sylvia Kristel – Paris, 2003.
Framed in an Open Window explored the nature, impact and nuances of memory, beautifully documenting De Boer’s technique of combining documentary approach with a subtle editing process and an acute attention to sound in relation to image. Some of her films focused on individuals, often dancers, actors or musicians, recounting their recollections whereas others explored aspects of stillness and movement, and the relationship between the two.
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Manon de Boer (b.1966, Kodaicanal, India) completed her education at the Akademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam, and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Using personal narration and musical interpretation as both method and subject, de Boer explores the relationship between language, time, and truth claims to produce a series of portrait films in which the film medium itself is continuously interrogated. Her work has been exhibited internationally, at the Venice Biennial (2007), Berlin Biennial (2008), Sao Paolo Biennial (2010), Documenta (2012) and has also been included in numerous film festivals in Hong Kong, Marseille, Rotterdam and Vienna. Her work has been the subject of monographic exhibitions at Witte de With in Rotterdam (2008), Frankfurter Kunstverein (2008), London South Gallery (2010), Index in Stockholm (2011), Contemporary Art Museum of St Louis (2011) and Museum of Art Philadelphia (2012), among others. De Boer currently teaches at the School of Arts in Ghent and ERG in Brussels. She lives and works in Brussels.