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.
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