November 13, 2002 - Krabbesholm Højskole - A new online archive on Michel Auder
November 13, 2002

A new online archive on Michel Auder

A new online archive on Michel Auder

Michel Auder, Morocco Chronicles, 1971, video stills.

designed by: Krabbesholm Hojskole

Per Andersen & Kurt Finsten is a new website presenting the work of one of the pioneers in video art, Michel Auder.

Born in Soisson, France, in 1945, Auder began making films at the age of 18. As an aspiring young filmmaker, he was influenced by the French New Wave and experimental cinema, most notably Jean-Luc Godard and Andy Warhol.

In 1969 Auder met and eventually married Viva – one of Warhol’s principal talents. A year later, they moved to New York where he has since resided. Since 1970 he has persistently documented people, places and events that are his life.

Video allowed Auder to translate Warhol’s talent for making the banal glamorous and the glamorous banal into a diary practice. His earliest works are simply called Chronicles. They have no narrative structure, but are lengthy excerpts culled (not edited) from hundreds of hours of raw footage. This material formed the basis for video travel logs and endearing portraits of friends from a cultural milieu including the likes of Hannah Wilke, Alice Neel, Annie Sprinkle, Cindy Sherman, Louis Waldon and Larry Rivers, to name a few.

Michel Auder is a consummate voyer, one who literally reads scenes of intimacy, exchange and daily life as verses of poetry unto themselves. His work functions as a collection of personal documents, as a protrait of a particular cultural milieu and as history of the video medium.

In addition to stills from some of the artist’s videos throughout the course of his career, features photos and texts including a biography.

Design: Krabbesholm Hojskole

Per Andersen & Kurt Finsten

Krabbesholm Højskole
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