Jan 23 at 7:30 pm

Women in Public: Itinerant Women

Triangle Arts Association

20 Jay Street Suite 317 & 318 [ 3rd Floor]
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

This event is part of 'Women in Public," a multidisciplinary program curated curated by Kara Oehler, Courtney Stephens and Mathilde Walker-Billaud around the figure of the female traveler. This three-event series features a visual lecture, a workshop, and a screening/discussion. 

Visual lecture by Nathalie Léger, with reading by Jessica Mitrani, Mitra Parineh and Courtney Stephens

“We don't know, we'll never know what Wanda, the heroine of Barbara Loden's film, found by the end of her journey. Maybe she was searching, like Ferdinand Céline in Journey to the End of the Night, for "the worst possible grief, to make us truly ourselves before we die"? One thing is certain: quest, or pause, awakening, or illusion, there is something potent in her wandering. And unsurprisingly she is not the only one to wander. Judith in The Savage Eye, Rosemonde in The Salamander, Giulana in Red Desert walk and search the same way. One is reminded of Pippa Bacca, the young Italian artist, who traversed Europe in 2008 as a protest for peace, and was subsequently murdered by one of the rides she took. So many obstinate figures, real or imaginary, who light up for a brief moment the opacity of the world."
Nathalie Léger

In Itinerant Women, Nathalie Léger will introduce and reads from her books Suite for Barbara Loden (Dorothy Project, 2016) and La Robe Blanche (The White Dress, to be published in the fall 2020) while showing excerpts from Barbara Loden’s Wanda (1970), Peter Zinner’s The Salamander (1971), Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert (1964), Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers and Joseph Strick’s The Savage Eye (1960) and Joël Curtz’s The Bride (2012).


Women in Public: Itinerant Women

Nathalie Léger is an award-winning French author living in Paris, as well as an editor, an archivist and a curator. Léger’s first book Les vies silencieuses de Samuel Beckett, was published in 2006. L’exposition (2008) precedes Suite for Barbara Loden inspired by the character of Wanda in Loden’s eponymous film and La Robe Blanche reflecting on Pippa Bacca’s travel performance and tragic death in the Meditteranea in 2008. Léger is the Director of the Institut Mémoires de l’Édition Contemporaine (IMEC), a unique organisation dedicated to the archives of 20th- and 21st-century French writers and publishers. She curated the 2002 exhibition on Roland Barthes and the 2007 exhibition on Samuel Beckett, both at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.

Mitra Parineh is a writer and creative director living in New York City. Her debut novel TWO NIGHTS IN A LONDON HOTEL is a comedy about ambition, adventure, and the creation of the self—it plugs into politics and play, agitation and alliances, and the hilarity and tensions that ensue as we quest for the “right kind” of feminism while situating Red Pill masculinity in the new world order. Parineh holds a master’s in fiction from the University of Southern California and taught for many years in USC’s undergraduate writing program. She founded and ran the literary venture Telling in San Francisco, and has published essays and editorial work in journals and newspapers including The Washington Post, Forbes, 7×7, and The Orchard Valley Review. Parineh also works in book-making, and has helped produce over 15 projects published by Ten Speed Press, Chronicle Books, and HeyDay.

Courtney Stephens is a filmmaker and programmer based in Los Angeles. Her non-fiction and experimental films have appeared at NYFF, SXSW, Hong Kong IFF, Dhaka IFF, Mumbai IFF, San Francisco IFF, The Exploratorium, DokuFest, Onion City, Orphans Film Symposium, Crossroads, and elsewhere.  She founded and co-programs the Highland Park microcinema Veggie Cloud, and has curated programs at numerous institutions including the Museum of the Moving Image, the Getty, Flaherty NYC. and has programmed She attended the American Film Institute, has received fellowships to Yaddo and MacDowell Fellow, is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to India.  She has lectured and written on subjects related to female travel and material history at the Royal Geographical Society and elsewhere.

Mitra Parineh is a writer and creative director living in New York City. Her debut novel TWO NIGHTS IN A LONDON HOTEL is a comedy about ambition, adventure, and the creation of the self—it plugs into politics and play, agitation and alliances, and the hilarity and tensions that ensue as we quest for the “right kind” of feminism while situating Red Pill masculinity in the new world order. Parineh holds a master’s in fiction from the University of Southern California and taught for many years in USC’s undergraduate writing program. She founded and ran the literary venture Telling in San Francisco, and has published essays and editorial work in journals and newspapers including The Washington Post, Forbes, 7×7, and The Orchard Valley Review. Parineh also works in book-making, and has helped produce over 15 projects published by Ten Speed Press, Chronicle Books, and HeyDay.


Triangle Arts Association

Triangle is an artist-founded non-profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982. Our programs emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies and public programs.