Francesca Woodman

Kate Thomas

1990, 06:00 minutes, B&W, English


Francesca Woodman is a videotape in memory of a young photographer. This poetic exploration reveals the problematic relation between a woman's need to represent the female body - her own - and the medium of photography. In juxtaposing Woodman's photographs and her own carefully framed fragments, Thomas creates an emotionally resonant dialogue between the mute, still images and her own living body.

Vidéo évocateur réalisé à la mémoire de la photographe Francesca Woodman. La juxtapositon de photos de Woodman et de fragments délicatement encadrés d'auto-représentations de la vidéaste mène à une méditation profonde sur le besoin ressenti par les femmes artistes d'inscrire et d'effacer l'image de leur propre corps comme métaphore de leur subjectivité.

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Critical Writing

Perspectives Of the Body In Canadian Video Art
by Dot Tuer. C Magazine, Winter 1993, no. 36.
Fine local product deserves new and improved exhibition: Best of 1990
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Jan. 3, 1990, v. 10, no. 17.