Ninety-one years old when this film was made, Bourgeois recalls her inspirations and family history while providing a tour of her deeply personal artworks. The film follows her on daily activities, and Bourgeois entertains with her charismatic and almost childlike enthusiasm.
A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films: Program 7
Related Exhibition Calder to Warhol
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Part 3 of the Louise Bourgeois Trilogy
The Whispers of the Whistling Water
Brigitte Cornand, 2004, 92 min., video
In French with English subtitles.
Support for A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films is provided by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.
Image: Louise Bourgeois, The Nest, 1994; Collection SFMOMA, purchase through the Agnes E. Meyer and Elise Stern Haas Fund and the gifts of Doris and Donald Fisher, Helen and Charles Schwab, and Vicki and Kent Logan; © Louise Bourgeois/Licensed by VAGA, New York