Video

Can You See Me Now

James Nattall

1991, 23:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 245.00

The range of artistic expression and the identity portrayed in this video explores many of the complexities of finding one's voice in this society. No simple categories here!
Each of the women has found her form of creating and self definition. The videographer's approach to their art is respectful, reflective and honest. The process of spending time with each artist, reflecting on herself and her work both on and off camera to achieve the quality of communication one experiences as a viewer, is truly a feminine one.
Whether the form is sculpture, photography or performance, the artists are represented as they see themselves in relation to the world. There is a place for lesbians to create for themselves and this work by Holly (James) Nattall recognizes the truth of being oneself in one's artistic expression.

Cinq lesbiennes parlent de leurs accomplissements dans la construction de(s) l'identité(s) lesbienne(s). Elles disséquent, éparpillent et enfin rejettent les étiquettes. Des performances de Gwendolyn et de Marcy Rogers; le travail artistique de Shaira Holman, Stephanie Martin et Anne Bolival. A un certain niveau, la bande est un appel pour l'affirmation politique de la représentation et de l'auto-identification lesbienne.

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