Circulations and Co-operations: Art, Feminism and film in 1960s and 1970s London

Reynolds, L. 2017. Circulations and Co-operations: Art, Feminism and film in 1960s and 1970s London. in: Applin, Jo, Spencer, Catherine and Tobim, Amy (ed.) London Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent and Ephemeral Networks, 1960-1980 Pennslyvania, USA Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 133-150

Chapter titleCirculations and Co-operations: Art, Feminism and film in 1960s and 1970s London
AuthorsReynolds, L.
EditorsApplin, Jo
Spencer, Catherine
Tobim, Amy
Abstract

The chapter examines the conditions for women's film and video practices in London in the early years of feminism and when an experimental use of the moving image was still in its infancy. Focusing on the artists Sally Potter, Annabel Nicolson, Carolee Schneemann and Barbara Schwartz ( as known as Barbara Ess), and the context of the London Film-makers' Co-operative and the Arts Lab, it explores the obstacles, as well as the opportunities, available to make art in the medium of film. It questions the extent to which the ideals of the women's movement impacted on individual artists working with film, and considers the influence of American visitors, such as Susan Hiller, Schneemann and Schwartz , on the idea of a feminist inflected film practice?

Keywordsfilm, video, feminism, London Film-makers' Co-operative, Arts Lab, Sally Potter, Annabel Nicolson, Barbara Schwartz, Carolee Schneemann, Susan Hiller
Book titleLondon Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent and Ephemeral Networks, 1960-1980
Page range133-150
Year2017
PublisherPennsylvania State University Press
File7. Reynolds Circulations and Co. for REF.pdf
Publication dates
Published in printDec 2017
Place of publicationPennslyvania, USA
SeriesRefiguring Modernism
ISBN9780271078533

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