Join us for the Premiere of Prune Nourry’s latest documentary, Serendipity. The director will present its work before the French and American spectators!
Women’s bodies and fertility are the themes that knit together multidisciplinary artist Prune Nourry’s work in a career that has traversed the globe with sculptural installations, solo shows, and performances (among them Terracotta Daughters, Holy Daughters, Holy River, and Contemporary Archeology). Those themes remain, but Nourry turns her gaze inward (with occasional aid and support from the great Agnès Varda) following her breast cancer diagnosis in this, her feature filmmaking debut. Like Nourry’s previous oeuvre, Serendipity plays with genre—blending art film, first-person documentary, and nonfiction journey—while also considering her body of work from a different perspective, a view in which her physical body becomes the framework literally and metaphorically. An unfailing collector of images and ephemeral moments, now the artist is both moment and image, a circumstance wherein the patient is artist, artist is patient, and art becomes medicine. "When you are ill, you realize that health is everything," says Nourry, "And the essentials to life really are health, love, and art."
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