Women Artists Feminism and the Moving Image

Women Artists  Feminism and the Moving Image

This book transports the reader across diverse cultural contexts and geographical contours, addressing complex narratives of subjectivity, representation and labour, while juxtaposing cultures of film, video and visual arts practice often ...

Author: Lucy Reynolds

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350113299

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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What is the significance of gendered identification in relation to artists' moving image? How do women artists grapple with the interlinked narratives of gender discrimination and gender identity in their work? In this groundbreaking book, a diverse range of leading scholars, activists, archivists and artists explore the histories, practices and concerns of women making film and video across the world, from the pioneering German animator Lotte Reiniger, to the influential African American filmmaker Julie Dash and the provocative Scottish contemporary artist Rachel Maclean. Opening with a foreword from the film theorist Laura Mulvey and a poem by the artist film-maker Lis Rhodes, Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image traces the legacies of early feminist interventions into the moving image and the ways in which these have been re-configured in the very different context of today. Reflecting and building upon the practices of recuperation that continue to play a vital role in feminist art practice and scholarship, essays discuss topics such as how multiculturalism is linked to experimental and activist film history, the function and nature of the essay film, feminist curatorial practices and much more. This book transports the reader across diverse cultural contexts and geographical contours, addressing complex narratives of subjectivity, representation and labour, while juxtaposing cultures of film, video and visual arts practice often held apart. As the editor, Lucy Reynolds, argues: it is at the point where art, moving image and feminist discourse converge that a rich and dynamic intersection of dialogue and exchange opens up, bringing to attention practices which might fall outside their separate spheres, and offering fresh perspectives and insights on those already established in its histories and canons.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feminisms

Feminisms

... turns toward feminist, phenomenological, and situated approaches to the moving image, I have in the past been accused of “cherry-picking” the artists ...

Author: Laura Mulvey

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048523634

Category: Art

Page: 276

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This collection brings together an exciting group of established and emerging scholars to consider the history of feminist film theory and new developments in the field and in film culture itself. Opening the field up to urgent questions and covering such topics as new experimental film, the digital image, consumerism, activism, and pornography, Feminisms will be essential reading for scholars of both film and feminism.
Categories: Art

Entering the Picture

Entering the Picture

Augmented by thirty-seven illustrations and color plates, this interdisciplinary collection of essays by artists and scholars, many of whom were eye witnesses to landmark events, relates how feminists produced vibrant bodies of art in ...

Author: Jill Fields

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136638916

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 825

In 1970, Judy Chicago and fifteen students founded the groundbreaking Feminist Art Program (FAP) at Fresno State. Drawing upon the consciousness-raising techniques of the women's liberation movement, they created shocking new art forms depicting female experiences. Collaborative work and performance art – including the famous "Cunt Cheerleaders" – were program hallmarks. Moving to Los Angeles, the FAP produced the first major feminist art installation, Womanhouse (1972). Augmented by thirty-seven illustrations and color plates, this interdisciplinary collection of essays by artists and scholars, many of whom were eye witnesses to landmark events, relates how feminists produced vibrant bodies of art in Fresno and other locales where similar collaborations flourished. Articles on topics such as African American artists in New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Las Mujeres Muralistas and Asian American Women Artists Association, and exhibitions in Taiwan and Italy showcase the artistic trajectories that destabilized traditional theories and practices and reshaped the art world. An engaging editor’s introduction explains how feminist art emerged within the powerful women’s movement that transformed America. Entering the Picture is an exciting collection about the provocative contributions of feminists to American art.
Categories: Art

Embodied Avatars

Embodied Avatars

Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance Uri McMillan ... eds., Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image since 1970 ...

Author: Uri McMillan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479897766

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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How black women have personified art,expression,identity, and freedom through performance Winner, 2016 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, presented by the Modern Language Association for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture Winner, 2016 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History, presented by the American Society for Theatre Research Winner, 2016 Errol Hill Award for outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, presented by the American Society for Theatre Research Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self- objectification, transforming themselves into art objects. In doing so, these artists raised new ways to ponder the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment. McMillan reframes the concept of the avatar in the service of black performance art, describing black women performers’ skillful manipulation of synthetic selves and adroit projection of their performances into other representational mediums. A bold rethinking of performance art, Embodied Avatars analyzes daring performances of alterity staged by “ancient negress” Joice Heth and fugitive slave Ellen Craft, seminal artists Adrian Piper and Howardena Pindell, and contemporary visual and music artists Simone Leigh and Nicki Minaj. Fusing performance studies with literary analysis and visual culture studies, McMillan offers astute readings of performances staged in theatrical and quotidian locales, from freak shows to the streets of 1970s New York; in literary texts, from artists’ writings to slave narratives; and in visual and digital mediums, including engravings, photography, and video art. Throughout, McMillan reveals how these performers manipulated the dimensions of objecthood, black performance art, and avatars in a powerful re-scripting of their bodies while enacting artful forms of social misbehavior. The Critical Lede interview with Uri McMillan
Categories: Social Science

Experimental and Expanded Animation

Experimental and Expanded Animation

Animated. Female. Body,. Feminism(s). and. 'Mushi'. Suzanne. Buchan. Contemporary animation artists are increasingly engaging with nontraditional cinematic ...

Author: Vicky Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319738734

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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This book discusses developments and continuities in experimental animation that, since Robert Russet and Cecile Starr’s Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art (1976), has proliferated in the context of expanded cinema, performance and live ‘making’ and is today exhibited in galleries, public sites and online. With reference to historical, critical, phenomenological and inter-disciplinary approaches, international researchers offer new and diverse methodologies for thinking through these myriad animation practices. This volume addresses fundamental questions of form, such as drawing and the line, but also broadens out to encompass topics such as the inter-medial, post-humanism, the real, fakeness and fabrication, causation, new forms of synthetic space, ecology, critical re-workings of cartoons, and process as narrative. This book will appeal to cross and inter-disciplinary researchers, animation practitioners, scholars, teachers and students from Fine Art, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy and Aesthetics.
Categories: Performing Arts

Animal Life and the Moving Image

Animal Life and the Moving Image

The most sustained intersection of feline point of view and American experimental film is developed by Carolee Schneemann, the feminist artist who was ...

Author: Michael Lawrence

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838714376

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 974

From the proto-cinematic sequencing of animal motion in the nineteenth century to the ubiquity of animal videos online, the histories of animal life and the moving image are enigmatically interlocked. Animal Life and the Moving Image is the first collection of essays to offer a sustained focus on the relations between screen cultures and non-human animals. The volume brings together some of the most important and influential writers working on the non-human animal's significance for cultures and theories of the moving image. It offers innovative analyses of the representation of animals across a wide range of documentary, fiction, mainstream and avant-garde practices, from early cinema to contemporary user-generated media. Individual chapters consider King Kong, The Birds, The Misfits, The Cove, Grizzly Man and Microcosmos, the work of Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Bresson, Malcolm Le Grice, Peter Greenaway, Carolee Schneemann and Isabella Rossellini, and YouTube stars Christian the lion and Maru the cat.
Categories: Social Science

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

The American Woman as Artist. ... New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1973, Husar began her exhibiting career after moving to Toronto, Ontario. ... Moving Images.

Author: Jules Heller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135638825

Category: Art

Page: 732

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Art

Medien der Kunst

Medien der Kunst

... acted in moving image environments exrelationship of the woman artist to ... not be case confronted with a flow of images and lamented by feminists .

Author: Susanne von Falkenhausen

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433067105688

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 285

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Mit der Formierung neuer Techniken und Praktiken digitaler Bildgenerierung in allen kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Bereichen stellt sich auch die Frage nach dem Verhältnis von Medialität und Geschlecht. Die siebente Kunsthistorikerinnentagung rückte diese Verknüpfung in den Blick der Kunstwissenschaft. Der Einzug neuer Medien in Kultur und Gesellschaft wurde, vergangenen Medienrevolutionen vergleichbar, von euphorisch-utopischen Diskursen begleitet; denen standen kulturpessimistische Positionen gegenüber. In einer kunst- bzw. bildwissenschaftlichen Perspektive kann die Debatte nicht auf die neuen Medien beschränkt bleiben. Auch für die historischen künstlerischen Medien stellt sich die Frage nach den jeweils medienspezifischen Machtverhältnissen, Codierungen und geschlechtsspezifischen Konnotationen. Der vorliegende Tagungsband liefert Beiträge zu aktuellen Bilderpolitiken, zum architektonischen Raum unter medialen Aspekten, zu Cyber- und Videokunst aus der Perspektive visueller Geschlechtersemantik, zur Generierung von Körperbildern als mediale Effekte, zu den medialen Umschlägen in der historischen Bildproduktion. Neben dem digitalen Bild werden Video, Film, Fotografie, Malerei, Buchmalerei und Druckgraphik untersucht.
Categories: Art, Modern

The Artist as Animal in Nineteenth Century French Literature

The Artist as Animal in Nineteenth Century French Literature

transitioning role for women in the dynamic arts of the fin de siècle. ... During the age of dynamic mass entertainment, such as moving pictures and popular ...

Author: Claire Nettleton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030193454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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The Artist as Animal in Nineteenth-Century French Literature traces the evolution of the relationship between artists and animals in fiction from the Second Empire to the fin de siècle. This book examines examples of visual literature, inspired by the struggles of artists such as Edouard Manet and Vincent van Gogh. Edmond and Jules de Goncourt’s Manette Salomon (1867), Émile Zola’s Therèse Raquin (1867), Jules Laforgue’s “At the Berlin Aquarium” (1895) and “Impressionism” (1883), Octave Mirbeau’s In the Sky (1892-1893) and Rachilde’s L’Animale (1893) depict vanguard painters and performers as being like animals, whose unique vision revolted against stifling traditions. Juxtaposing these literary works with contemporary animal theory (McHugh, Deleuze, Guattari and Derrida), zoo studies (Berger, Rothfels and Lippit) and feminism (Donovan, Adams and Haraway), Claire Nettleton explores the extent to which the nineteenth-century dissolution of the human subject contributed to a radical, modern aesthetic. Utilizing these interdisciplinary methodologies, Nettleton argues that while inducing anxiety regarding traditional humanist structures, the “artist-animal,” an embodiment of artistic liberation within an urban setting, is, at the same time, a paradigmatic trope of modernity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women  Gender and Feminism

CINEMA REMIXED & RELOADED : BLACK WOMEN ARTISTS AND THE MOVING IMAGE SINCE 1970. Brownlee , Andrea Barnwell and Oliver , Valerie Cassel .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C098759700

Category: Feminism

Page:

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Categories: Feminism

Women in the Picture

Women in the Picture

In this impassioned book, art historian Catherine McCormack asks us to look again at what these images have told us to value, opening up our most loved images – from those of Titian and Botticelli to Picasso and the Pre-Raphaelites.

Author: Catherine McCormack

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785785900

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 882

A bold reconsideration of women in art – from the ‘Old Masters’ to the posts of Instagram influencers A perfect pin-up, a damsel in distress, a saintly mother, a femme fatale ... Women’s identity has long been stifled by a limited set of archetypes, found everywhere in pictures from art history’s classics to advertising, while women artists have been overlooked and held back from shaping more empowering roles. In this impassioned book, art historian Catherine McCormack asks us to look again at what these images have told us to value, opening up our most loved images – from those of Titian and Botticelli to Picasso and the Pre-Raphaelites. She also shows us how women artists – from Berthe Morisot to Beyoncé, Judy Chicago to Kara Walker – have offered us new ways of thinking about women’s identity, sexuality, race and power. Women in the Picture gives us new ways of seeing the art of the past and the familiar images of today so that we might free women from these restrictive roles and embrace the breadth of women’s vision.
Categories: Art

Issue

Issue

Author: Lucy R. Lippard

Publisher: Australian Geographic

ISBN: UOM:39015006791589

Category: Art and society

Page: 67

View: 284

Categories: Art and society

Video Art Historicized

Video Art Historicized

Yet, as this book argues, video art history has evolved into a discourse clinging to traditional concepts, ideologies, and narrative structures - manifested in an increasing body of texts.

Author: Malin Hedlin Hayden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317001959

Category: Art

Page: 236

View: 496

Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a means for critical investigations and a demand for visual reconsiderations. Likewise, art history was argued to be in crisis and in need of adapting its theories and methods in order to produce interpretations and thereby establish historical sense for moving images as fine art. Yet, as this book argues, video art history has evolved into a discourse clinging to traditional concepts, ideologies, and narrative structures - manifested in an increasing body of texts. Video Art Historicized provides a novel, insightful and also challenging re-interpretation of this field by examining the discourse and its own premises. It takes a firm conceptual approach to the material, examining the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological implications that are simultaneously contested by both artists and authors, yet intertwined in both the legitimizing and the historicizing processes of video as art. By engaging art history’s most debated concepts (canon, art, and history) this study provides an in-depth investigation of the mechanisms of the historiography of video art. Scrutinizing various narratives on video art, the book emphasizes the profound and widespread hesitations towards, but also the efforts to negotiate, traditional concepts and practices. By focusing on the politics of this discourse, theoretical issues of gender, nationality, and particular themes in video art, Malin Hedlin Hayden contests the presumptions that inform video art and its history.
Categories: Art

Skins screens circuits

Skins screens circuits

Presented as a series of case-studies on film, video, medical imaging and computer technology in the work of five women artists, this thesis looks at the way in which artistic practice overturns traditional theories of technology as purely ...

Author: C. E. C. Kinsey

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:829960170

Category:

Page:

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This thesis is an analysis of the social, political and historical inter-relationships between moving image technologies, constructions of gender and sexuality, and theories of science and technology. Presented as a series of case-studies on film, video, medical imaging and computer technology in the work of five women artists, this thesis looks at the way in which artistic practice overturns traditional theories of technology as purely 'instrumental', theories of the subject in which identity is tied to the body, and the assumption that women do not access technology in a sophisticated way. It considers the various ways in which women artists have engaged with, and subverted, the explicit body in representation through deploying new moving image technologies at the historical moment of their widespread distribution across domestic, artistic, pornographic and medical spheres. It ends by asking what is the political potential in challenging the anthropomorphic and destabilizing the figurative through abstraction? Beginning with an investigation into the way in which Carolee Schneemann uses the material properties of film to establish a haptic encounter, in which female and feline bodies are caught up in a sexual economy of touch (pet/petting), this thesis then looks at the work of Kate Craig and the mutual expansion of pornography and home-video technology, questioning the emergence of the 'amateur' in relation to theories of power and gender; offers a technological and philosophical modeling of medical imaging technology (taking endoscopy in the work of Mona Hatoum as a case study); and re-evaluates the use of binary in information systems beyond a limiting analogy with 'Western binaries' through the work of Nell Tenhaaf. Using the languages of art history together with science & technology studies, medical discourse and feminism, this research theorises gender, technology and medicine as systems of representation that are all deeply inter-connected.
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Feminism Reframed

Feminism Reframed

Two of the first female video artists—Joan Jonas and Hannah Wilke—used ... explore the construction of female identity in relationship to the moving image.

Author: Alexandra M. Kokoli

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443815116

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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Feminism Reframed: Reflections on Art and Difference addresses the on-going dialogue between feminism, art history and visual culture from contemporary scholarly perspectives. Over the past thirty years, the critical interventions of feminist art historians in the academy, the press and the art world have not only politicised and transformed the themes, methods and conceptual tools of art history, but have also contributed to the emergence of new interdisciplinary areas of investigation, including notably that of visual culture. Although the impact of such fruitful transformations is indisputable, their exact contribution to contemporary scholarship remains a matter for debate, not least because feminism itself has changed significantly since the Women’s Liberation Movement. Feminism Reframed reviews and revises existing feminist art histories but also reasserts the need for continuous feminist interventions in the academy, the art world and beyond. With contributions by Anthea Behm, Alisia Grace Chase, Jennifer G. Germann, Catherine Grant, Joanne Heath, Ruth Hemus, Alexandra Kokoli, Beth Anne Lauritis, Griselda Pollock, Karen Roulstone, Anne Swartz and Sue Tate. “Coming at the moment when contemporary art practices are themselves involved in re-cycling, re-evaluating and re-enacting the past, this collection asks how feminism’s own ‘troubled’ histories can be reframed productively in the present. The questions that feminism raised in the 1970s and 80s are still pertinent, and are addressed in a number of original essays: What does gender equality mean in the arts? How can women’s subjectivities be articulated or performed differently in art practices? Can attention to gender enable us to engage with complex differences of race, sexuality and class, of age and generation? Do we need new interpretative and conceptual models for writing about art? Alexandra Kokoli’s thoughtful and illuminating introduction reminds us that reframing is a risky but exciting business if it makes us ask these questions anew, with attention to the politics and aesthetics of the present.” —Rosemary Betterton, Lancaster University
Categories: Social Science

Entering the Picture

Entering the Picture

... Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists ... 87 Moving some of the students to CalArts while leaving others behind was ...

Author: Jill Fields

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136638923

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 558

In 1970, Judy Chicago and fifteen students founded the groundbreaking Feminist Art Program (FAP) at Fresno State. Drawing upon the consciousness-raising techniques of the women's liberation movement, they created shocking new art forms depicting female experiences. Collaborative work and performance art – including the famous "Cunt Cheerleaders" – were program hallmarks. Moving to Los Angeles, the FAP produced the first major feminist art installation, Womanhouse (1972). Augmented by thirty-seven illustrations and color plates, this interdisciplinary collection of essays by artists and scholars, many of whom were eye witnesses to landmark events, relates how feminists produced vibrant bodies of art in Fresno and other locales where similar collaborations flourished. Articles on topics such as African American artists in New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Las Mujeres Muralistas and Asian American Women Artists Association, and exhibitions in Taiwan and Italy showcase the artistic trajectories that destabilized traditional theories and practices and reshaped the art world. An engaging editor’s introduction explains how feminist art emerged within the powerful women’s movement that transformed America. Entering the Picture is an exciting collection about the provocative contributions of feminists to American art.
Categories: Art

Liminal Spaces in between Visible and Invisible

Liminal  Spaces in between Visible and Invisible

EE: Do you see crossover between the history of moving image as a ... Not in my lifetime will I succeed as a woman artist the way I would have had my name ...

Author: Erica Eaton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615151175

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Art, and education, does not happen in the mainstream. It is made on the edges. Meaning does not occur on the line; it is shaped between them. Liminal is the catalog for these things, a gift of next ideas. -- taken from back cover.
Categories: Art

A Companion to Digital Art

A Companion to Digital Art

Much like media archaeologists, feminist theorists and women's historians are ... The fact that zoetropes and praxinoscopes present moving image sequences ...

Author: Christiane Paul

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118475218

Category: Art

Page: 632

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Reflecting the dynamic creativity of its subject, this definitive guide spans the evolution, aesthetics, and practice of today’s digital art, combining fresh, emerging perspectives with the nuanced insights of leading theorists. Showcases the critical and theoretical approaches in this fast-moving discipline Explores the history and evolution of digital art; its aesthetics and politics; as well as its often turbulent relationships with established institutions Provides a platform for the most influential voices shaping the current discourse surrounding digital art, combining fresh, emerging perspectives with the nuanced insights of leading theorists Tackles digital art’s primary practical challenges – how to present, document, and preserve pieces that could be erased forever by rapidly accelerating technological obsolescence Up-to-date, forward-looking, and critically reflective, this authoritative new collection is informed throughout by a deep appreciation of the technical intricacies of digital art
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Africa Through the Eyes of Women Artists

Africa Through the Eyes of Women Artists

Randy Rosen , “ Moving into the Mainstream , " Making Their Mark , Randy Rosen and ... Pat Wilcox , “ Being Woman Is Black Feminist Artist's Problem ...

Author: Betty LaDuke

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015022069275

Category: Art

Page: 148

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Portraits of twelve artists from Africa and the Diaspora.
Categories: Art