Past Event Tate Modern Film

'Woman Tiger, Woman Dove'

Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, Goose and Common, 1983, film still. Courtesy the artists and LUX

A look at the political and activist potential of women’s experimental film

The title of this programme is borrowed from one of the songs sung at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, which was established in Berkshire in 1981 and became the site of major anti-nuclear mobilisations. Like the films presented here, it reflects women’s anger and revolt against the oppressive social and political conditions in Britain in the 1980s as well as their activist engagement for peace and justice. Beyond this particular context, the programme also explores the ways in which the languages of experimental film have been harnessed for explicit political purposes. 

Tina Keane Hey Mack 1982, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Tina Keane, Hey Mack, 1982, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Sandra Lahire Serpent River 1989, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Sandra Lahire, Serpent River, 1989, film still. Courtesy LUX

Programme

Tina Keane, Hey Mack, UK, 1982, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 13 min 

Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, No. 8 Bus (part of the Hang on a Minute series), UK, 1983, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 1 min  

Ruth Novaczek, Tea Leaf, UK, 1986/2016, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 20 min 

Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, Goose and Common (part of the Hang on a Minute series), UK, 1983, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 1 min  

Vanda Carter Glory Boys, UK, 1983, Super 8 transferred to digital, colour, sound, 4 min 

Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, Tiger Lily (part of the Hang on a Minute series), UK, 1983, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 1 min  

Annabel Nicolson, Fire Film, UK, 1981, Super 8 transferred to digital, colour, sound, 10 min 

Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, Windscale (part of the Hang on a Minute series), UK, 1983, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 1 min  

Sandra Lahire, Serpent River, UK, 1989, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 31 min 

The screening is followed by a discussion with Joanna Davis, Vanda Carter and Sarah Wood, artist filmmaker and co-founder of Club des Femmes, moderated by Helen De Witt, Head of Cinemas at BFI.

Supported by LUMA Foundation, FLUXUS and LUX.

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Date & Time

25 September 2016 at 17.00–19.30