Too Far, too Close

Chantal Akerman

Ludion, 2012

Too Far, too Close

Author: Chantal Akerman

Publisher: Ludion

Year of publication: 2012

Format: 27x22

Pages: 110

ISBN: 978-94-6130-044-7

Language: English

Country: Belgium

City: Antwerpen

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Chantal Akerman – Too Far, Too Close,’ at MuHKA in Antwerp, from February 10 to June 10, 2012.

This retrospective monograph documents the career of director Chantal Akerman (born 1950), who made her breakthrough in 1975 with Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, a film about the everyday activities of a housewife. Her work since then has continued to investigate ideas of biography, gender, identity and memory.