Critical Writing Index

Moving pictures

by Amy Tobin

Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), 2015, v. 4, no. 1&2, pp. 118-134

This article traces the intersections and overlaps between women working in art, avant-garde film and cinema in the 1970s. Tobin argues that the context of second-wave feminism connected individuals working in diverse practices through shared interrogations of form and content as well as the interdisciplinary infrastructure of the women’s movement. However, the author also considers the impact of different contexts, communities and media on artwork, film and video by women artists to trace a complex field of political aesthetic practices influenced by feminism. My overarching argument is that collaboration, broadly conceived, provides a way to think through the formation of this alternative cultural scene.

ITEM 2015.52 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Two Drawings on GlassCatherine Elwes

Two Drawings on GlassAdrian Gill

The Plain Woman's Guide to her First PerformaceCatherine Elwes

Swing/Alice Through ReflectionTine Keane

The Boilermaker's AssistantRose Finn-Kelcey

Aperture SweepGill Eatherly

Reel TimeAnnabel Nicolson

Tap and Touch CinemaVALIE EXPORT

Rapunzel, Let Down Your HairLondon Women's Film Group