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To celebrate the closing of City of Disappearances, the current exhibition at the Wattis Institute, French photographer and filmmaker Michel Auder will discuss selections from his archives, sharing reflections on his practice alongside short videos.
Auder’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 well-known video, Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol, which he shot between 1971-6, has become a seminal document of New York in this era.
His work has recently been screened at Portikus, Frankfurt/Main; Kunsthalle Basel; Cultureguest, Lisbon; and dOCUMENTA (13).
Auder lives and works in Brooklyn.