Critical Writing Index

An Interview with Julia Lesage

by Lorraine Kenny

Afterimage, Oct. 1985, v. 13, no. 3, pp. 6-9

In this interview, Lesage discusses feminist approaches to film and video. She insists that the portrayal of women's bodies onscreen can rarely be definitively identified as objectifying or merely explorative, leading to much disagreement about the nature of feminist images. She discusses Cecelia Condit's tapes as an example of a women's representation of women that was greeted with both hostility and support among feminist circles. Lesage talks about her recent video work about Nicaragua as drawing inspiration from cinema verité, as well as a brief discussion of the political and ideological ramifications of illegally dubbing radical video from TV broadcasts.

ITEM 1985.088 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Possibly in MichiganCecelia Condit

Beneath the SkinCecelia Condit

Home LifeJulia Lesage

Las NicasJulia Lesage

Las NicasCarole Isaacs

Home LifeChuck Kleinhans

HungerjahreJulia Brückner