Critical Writing Index

Feminism 101: The New York Women's Video Festival, 1972-1980

by Melinda Barlow

Camera Obscura, 2003, v. 18, no. 3, pp. 2-39

The author discusses the New York Women's Video Festival, founded by Steina Vasulka and which ran from 1972-1980. After the first year the event was coordinated by Susan Milano. The festival's genesis, orientation, transformation, and reception in the mainstream and feminist presses during its existance are discussed. The festival is uniquely situated at the intersection of the history of video and feminism.

ITEM 2003.132 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Christine Noschese

Susan Milano

Steina Vasulka

Mira Schor

Faith Wilding

Linda Nochlin