Ardele Lister

1981, 20:17 minutes, colour, English


This is a videotape about Susy, who thinks every punk rocker born in the world was originally from another planet. She is running away from her "wild bore" mother and fraudulent father. She makes it to a place even the police don't know about, the railroad tracks, where she joins her barbie dolls in the classic position, an atypical performance even for adolescence.

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Critical Writing

SHAKE IT UP, BABY: Works of Intervention by Ardele Lister
by Lisa Steele. Images Festival of Independent Film and, 1992. Toronto: Northern Visions, 1992.
Ardele Lister - Split
by Jude Schwendenwien. High Performance, Summer 1990.
Series takes a look at women by women
by David McCracken. Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1988.
Video ask classic question
by Behrens Leigh. Womens News, June 5, 1988.
Street Culture
by Merike Talve. Video Guide, Aug. 1984, v. 6, no. 4.
VIDEO/VIDEO: If this event was a dry run for PAY-TV, one must view...
by Clive Robertson. Fuse, Nov. 1981, v. 5, no. 8 & 9.