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.
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 Time, UK 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