A collective response: Feminism, film, performance and Greenham Common

Reynolds, L. 2015. A collective response: Feminism, film, performance and Greenham Common. Moving Image Review and Art Journal. 4 (1 & 2), pp. 90-101.

TitleA collective response: Feminism, film, performance and Greenham Common
AuthorsReynolds, L.
Abstract

This article examines the part played by four film and video artists as chroniclers as well as participants in the civic struggle against nuclear weapons, providing alternative documents of the women’s camp at Greenham Common to those of the official media record. For, as the article will discuss, the model of protest at Greenham was uniquely indebted to, and characterised by, the models of non-violent resistance developed through post-war feminism. As part of this, a strategy of creative resistance had an important role to play: through song and poems, through banners, paintings and drawings; by amateur and professional artists. However, the film and video documents of Greenham Common by Tina Keane, Jo Davis and Lis Rhodes, and Annabel Nicolson, on which this article will focus, are not concerned solely with advocacy for anti-nuclear and political protest, but rather, Greenham proved inspirational for them on an individual basis, enabling them to meaningfully explore how feminist principles might be folded into their experimental practices.

KeywordsGreenham Common women’s camp, anti-nuclear protest, Tina Keane, Lis Rhodes, Jo Davis, Annabel Nicolson, post-war feminism
JournalMoving Image Review and Art Journal
Journal citation4 (1 & 2), pp. 90-101
ISSN2045-6298
Year2015
PublisherIntellect
Accepted author manuscriptReynolds_author manuscript for REF.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1386/miraj.4.1-2.90_1
Publication dates
Published01 Dec 2015

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