Tate Modern Film

Collapsing the Frame

Tina Keane Faded Wallpaper 1988, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Tina Keane Faded Wallpaper 1988, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Join us for the opening night of the Tate Film series From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the London Film-makers’ Co-operative ​

The filmmakers in this programme experiment with film structure in an attempt to collapse the frame within which women are confined, both cinematic and cultural. Their films evoke feelings of entrapment and oppression at the same time as they enact a radical attack on patriarchal authority as embedded in both social and filmic conventions. In particular, they express a categorical refusal to submit to the masculine gaze, either by opening up the possibility of reciprocal looking or by avoiding female representation entirely.

Programme

Sally Potter, Jerk, UK 1969, 8mm transferred to digital, black and white, silent, 3 min

Jayne Parker, I Dish, UK 1982, 16mm, black and white, sound, 15 min

Nina Danino, First Memory, UK 1981, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 20 min

Sarah Turner, One and the Other TimeUK 1990, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 5 min

Alia Syed, Unfolding, UK 1988, 16mm, black and white, sound, 20 min

Tina Keane, Faded Wallpaper, UK 1988, 16mm, colour, sound, 20 min ​

Jean Matthee, Neon Queen, UK 1986, 16mm, colour, sound, 40 min (extract 25 min)
Please note that this film contains pulsations of light 

The screening is followed by a discussion with Nina Danino, Jean Matthee, Jayne Parker and Alia Syed, moderated by the series curator Maud Jacquin.  

Supported by LUMA Foundation, FLUXUS and LUX

​Sarah Turner, One and the Other Time 1990, frame stills. Courtesy the artist

​Sarah Turner, One and the Other Time 1990, frame stills. Courtesy the artist

Nina Danino First Memory 1990, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Nina Danino First Memory 1990, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Alia Syed Unfolding 1988, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Alia Syed Unfolding 1988, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Sally Potter Jerk 1969, film still. © Adventure Pictures

Sally Potter Jerk 1969, film still. © Adventure Pictures

​Jean Matthee Neon Queen 1986, frame stills. Courtesy the artist

​Jean Matthee Neon Queen1986, frame stills. Courtesy the artist

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Date & Time

23 September 2016 at 18.30–21.00