Tate Modern Film

Reclaiming Her Image

Lis Rhodes Pictures on Pink Paper 1982, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Lis Rhodes Pictures on Pink Paper 1982, film still. Courtesy the artist and LUX

A series of films exploring the shift from Woman as object to women as subjects of representation

How can women be the subjects, rather than the objects, of their own images? The films in this programme enact a double movement: on the one hand, they stage a process of disidentification with existing representations of women (through strategies of de-naturalisation, deformation or hyperbolisation of the image); on the other, they aim to express something of the feminine in excess of representation, both through an engagement with the materiality of film – with the rhythms and textures of images and sounds – and through opening up gaps and interstitial spaces in the film texts.

Programme

Lis Rhodes, Pictures on Pink Paper, UK 1982, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 35 min 

Ruth Novaczek, The New World, UK-USA-Israel 2014, Super 8 and digital transferred to digital, colour and black and white, sound, 23 min

Jean Matthee, Antigone’s Cut, UK 1988, 16mm double screen, colour, silent, 11 min

Nina Danino, “Now I am yours”, UK 1992, 16mm, colour and black and white, sound, 34 min

The screening is followed by a discussion with Nina Danino, Jean Matthee and Ruth Novazcek, moderated by Maria Palacios Cruz, curator and Deputy Director of LUX

Supported by LUMA Foundation, FLUXUS and LUX

Jean Matthee Antigone’s Cut 1988, frame stills. Courtesy the artist

Jean Matthee Antigone’s Cut 1988, frame stills. Courtesy the artist

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

24 September 2016 at 13.00–15.45