Critical Writing Index

I say I am: Feminist Performance Video in the 70's

by Chris Straayer

Afterimage, Nov. 1985, v. 13, no. 4, pp. 8-12

"this article traces the intersection of three movements active in the 1970's: feminism, performance art and video"

In performance art, the body is frequently subservant to other objects. Video based performative works, which was an especially popular tool in the 1970s, negotiates the peformer and author of the text. They are the same person split with a duality. It is an especially important medium when dealing with identity politics and subverting the patriarchical structure of the art world. This articles discusses this issues and cites works

that despite their low-fi quality, push the borders of gender and the television screen.

ITEM 1985.050 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

nun and deviantnancy angelo , candace compton

take offsusan mogul

why would i throw eggs at you liz?aysha quinn

hey ! baby chickeynina sobel

chicken on foot, version IInina sobel