Working across film, photography, sound and video, Amie Siegel re-orientates fictions within documentary practices, often doubling back on history and social issues through the specific patterns of cinematic choreography and architecture. Making use of stylistic devices drawn from film genres such as action, science fiction and the western, Siegel’s installations and single-screen moving image works address critical theory and popular culture. In 'Berlin Remake', 2005 Siegel re-created scenes from East German films, and in 'Black Moon', 2010 she reworked a film of the same name by Louis Malle, setting it in abandoned suburban areas of the US with the highest mortgage foreclosure rates.
Selected exhibitions and screenings (solo): Black Moon, Arthouse – Austin Museum of Art, 2012; American Originals Now: Amie Siegel, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2012; Amie Siegel, Part 1: Black Moon, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 2011; Modern Mondays, MoMA, New York, 2010. Selected exhibitions and screenings (group): 2011 Cannes International Film Festival; The Talent Show, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2010; Auto-Kino!, Temporaäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2010; The Russian Linesman, Hayward Gallery, London, 2009; 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Forum Expanded, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2006.
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