Cinema screening and introduction by Rachel Garfield at IFI, followed by a conversation at TBG&S
Experimental Film and Punk: Feminist Audio Visual Culture of the 1970s and 1980s is a new book by artist and academic Rachel Garfield which breaks new ground in exploring the rebellious, feminist Punk audiovisual culture of the 1970s and 80s by tracing its roots and its legacies. This screening features a number of key works discussed in the book from Vivienne Dick, Abigail Child, Betzy Bromberg, Ruth Novaczek, Sandra Lahire and Anne Robinson, all of whom offered a powerful, deliberately awkward alternative to hegemonic, conformist femininity and thereby created a new ‘Punk audiovisual aesthetic’.
Vivienne Dick, She Had Her Gun All Ready, 28 mins, 1978, 16mm
Post-screening Q&A event at 20:15, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios
This screening will be followed by a free public discussion with Rachel Garfield about her book and the screening programme at 20:15 in Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Book a free place on Eventbrite here.
Screening programme notes
Vivienne Dick, She Had Her Gun All Ready
Betzy Bromberg, Ciao Bella or Fuck Me Dead
Tessa Hughes Freeland, Baby Doll
Ruth Novaczek, Rootless Cosmopolitans
Vivienne Dick, Staten Island
Anne Robinson, Corridors
Abigail Child, Perils
Sandra Lahire, Eerie