PUNK AND FEMINIST CINEMA OF THE 1970s & 80s
Curated and introduced by Rachel Garfield.
Vivienne Dick, She Had Her Gun All Ready, 28 mins, 1978, Digital
Betzy Bromberg, Ciao Bella or Fuck Me Dead, 9 mins, 1978, Digital
Tessa Hughes Freeland, Baby Doll, 5 mins, 1982, Digital
Ruth Novaczek, Rootless Cosmopolitans, 13 mins, 1990, Digital
Vivienne Dick, Staten Island, 6 mins, 1978, Digital
Anne Robinson, Corridors, 21 mins, 1985, 21 mins, Digital
Abigail Child, Perils, 5 mins, 1983, 16mm
Sandra Lahire, Eerie, 2 mins, 1991, 16mm
Experimental Film and Punk: Feminist Audio Visual Culture of the 1970s and 1980s is a new book by artist and academic Rachel Garfield which breaks new ground in exploring the rebellious, feminist Punk audiovisual culture of the 1970s and 80s by tracing its roots and its legacies. This screening features a number of key works discussed in the book from Vivienne Dick, Abigail Child, Betzy Bromberg, Ruth Novaczek, Sandra Lahire and Anne Robinson, all of whom offered a powerful, deliberately awkward alternative to hegemonic, conformist femininity and thereby created a new ‘Punk audiovisual aesthetic’.
This screening will be followed by a free public discussion with Rachel Garfield about her book in Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. For more information and to secure a seat visit the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website.
Still from Tessa Hughes Freeland’s Baby Doll, USA, 1962.