4.20pm, Saturday 14 January 2017

'The Juilliard Experiment' followed by Q&A with Fabienne Verdier

Ciné Lumière, Institut Français, London

On the occasion of Fabienne Verdier’s exhibition Rhythms and Reflections at Waddington Custot, the Institut Français is presenting a special screening of the feature long documentary ‘The Juilliard Experiment’, directed by Mark Kidel.


In the autumn of 2014, abstract painter Fabienne Verdier was invited to leave the solitude of her studio existence to become the first visual artist-in-residence at The Juilliard School in New York. At the heart of her exploration was the possible synchronicity between music and painting. Embarking on multiple experiments with faculty and students, Verdier discovered that a musician not only hears but sees, and a painter not only looks but listens.


The film presents her initial exchanges with Darrett Adkins, Kenny Barron, William Christie, Philip Lasser and Edith Wiens and their young musicians at Verdier’s improvised studio-laboratory on the Juilliard campus. What follows is Verdier’s painting phase back in her studio in France, inspired by these rich experiences. The film screening will be hosted by Institut Francais at 4.20pm followed by a Q&A with the artist. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here


83 mins

in English

UK/FRA/USA | 2016 | dir. Mark Kidel, with Fabienne Verdier | doc