Manon de Boer: 'The Time That Is Left' 8 February – 27 April 2008 Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
Catalogue of de Boer’s work with contributions by
Elena Crippa, Lars Bang Larsen, Chus Martínez, Suely Rolnik and Jon
Wozencroft/Tobi Maier. > www.fkv.de
History changes with the linkings to our memories.
Even the iconography of stars is fashioned by time.
Manon de Boer (born 1966 in Kodaicanal, India) presents works about the perception of time and the writing of history. The title of her exhibition is taken from an essay by the
Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben 'The Time That Is Left'. History is not a linear sequence of events but rather the experience of
continuously working through, selecting and linking memories in a very specific
way. Using personal narration as a method, de Boer explores the relationship
between language, time and claims to truth. The narrated personal histories of
iconic figures from different contexts, such as Sylvia Kristel, allow
the artist to explore concepts of memory and belief, and through this to
investigate correspondences between lived time and history.
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Manon de Boer completed her artistic education at the
Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam and at the Rijksakademie van
Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She lives and works in Brussels and
Amsterdam. Notably, she won the Prix Marseille Espérance at the 2006 Marseille
International Documentary Film Festival and was awarded Best Experimental
Film in the 14th Curtas Vila do Condo Film Festival, Portugal (2006).
fig.: MANON DE BOER „SYLVIA KRISTEL – PARIS“, 2003. film still;
super-8 transferred on video / Super-8 Film auf Video überspielt. © Manon de Boer, 2003.
Courtesy Jan Mot, Brussels