Chantal Akerman: A Family in Brussels

Chantal Akerman: A Family in Brussels

by Chantal Akerman
     
 
Filmmaker Chantal Akerman presents A Family in Brussels, a fictional stream-of-consciousness text encompassing multiple subjectivities and laced with autobiographical references. This is the first English-language publication of the work, which Akerman wrote and first performed as a monologue in Paris and Brussels. The accompanying CDs document the theatrical

Overview

Filmmaker Chantal Akerman presents A Family in Brussels, a fictional stream-of-consciousness text encompassing multiple subjectivities and laced with autobiographical references. This is the first English-language publication of the work, which Akerman wrote and first performed as a monologue in Paris and Brussels. The accompanying CDs document the theatrical reading that took place at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York, in October 2001. In them, the listener can hear Akerman's singular voice as she muses on familial relations, communication, closeness and distance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944521458
Publisher:
Dia Center for the Arts
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Chantal Akerman was born in 1950 in Brussels, Belgium. Some of her best known films include Nuit et jour, Un divan a New York, and the recent La Captive, and that and other work has been included in such exhibitions as the 2001 Venice Biennale and the Media City Seoul 2000 Biennial, Korea.

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