The Sky on Location
Babette Mangolte wrote, “The Sky on Location explores the concept of wilderness that was unknown to me when I was raised in France. The film attempts to construct a kind of geography of the land from North to South, East to West and season-to-season through colors instead of maps. While shooting I wanted to establish the mood of the landscape as in a Turner painting. And as viewers of the film we discover how much what we see is conditioned by what we already know.” In addition to her own work, Mangolte is lauded for her contribution as cinematographer on films by Chantal Akerman, Yvonne Rainer, Jean-Pierre Gorin (whose Routine Pleasures is also in this series), and Michael Snow.