• The Noon Complex
    Amie Siegel

Amie Siegel, view of The Noon Complex, 2016, 3-channel video installation, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Courtesy of Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

The Noon Complex spans a distinct body of work—ranging from video installation, slide projection, and performance to works on paper, each in turn taking on Godard’s film Le Mépris (Contempt), it’s main location—the Villa Malaparte on Capri—and the figure of the female protagonist, Camille, played by Brigitte Bardot. These multiple works embrace conceptual issues of site versus model, presence versus absence, gender and image-making, as well as issues of copyright and ownership. Their network of adaptations and associations elicits questions about economies of authorship and gender, as well as the relationship between objects, sculptural, cinematographic and architectonic space. The Noon Complex extends Siegel's ongoing interests in colliding cinema, architecture and performance, and in collapsing boundaries between the singular fixity of film and the live repetitions of theater.

American artist Amie Siegel works across film, video, photography, performance, and installation. Solo exhibitions include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; South London Gallery; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; and the MAK, Vienna. Group exhibitions include Witte de With, Rotterdam; Hayward Gallery, London; 2008 Whitney Biennial; KW Berlin, CCA Wattis, San Francisco; MoMA PS1; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; and the Walker Art Center. Her work is in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Her films have screened at the Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals. A fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm and the Guggenheim Foundation, a recipient of the ICA Boston's Foster Prize, Sundance Institute and Creative Capital Awards, she lives in New York City.