Untitled (Tania Project)
Distributor: Video Data Bank
This project started with an email from a stranger in 2017. The sender was the widower of the late artist Tania, and he invited the filmmaker to look at her “archive.” While largely forgotten today, Tania vigorously created a wide range of artworks in the 1960s and 70s in New York. One of her projects was a 13-story geometric “wall painting” in 1970, which still stands in Greenwich Village. Although many people in New York might have seen the wall painting, almost nobody knows who created the piece. In the summer of 2018, the filmmaker unpacked the archive to study the life and work of Tania. While exploring the memories of the female artist, the filmmaker negotiates her own task: how to make a film about the unmet subject through the archive.