As part of a two-month long celebration of the French icon, A Tribute to Delphine Seyrig – Actress, Director and Activist, this weekend, 11-12 January, London’s Institut Français will host a symposium investigating her activism and career, alongside a day of screenings of her video work.
As the organisers of Saturday’s symposium explain:
‘Filmmakers, curators and academics will look at Seyrig’s legacy and contemporary feminist video practice, activism and archiving in France and the UK. Following two strands – firstly, video activism; and secondly, archives, curating and dissemination – participants engage with a series of questions relating to the use of video and other alternative formats as a political tool.’
On Sunday 12 January, Delphine Seyrig and her Video Activism offers the chance to see many of Seyrig’s short films and video works on the big screen.
As part fo the wider season, the Institut will screen a selection of films, including:
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, introduced by Professor Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck College, University of London) on Thursday 23 January, 6.45pm.
Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia, followed by a discussion between filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger and Professor Erica Carter (King’s College London) on Sunday 26 January, 6.30pm.
For more information about the season and related events, visit the Institut Français website.