Sphinxes without Secrets

Maria Beatty

1991, 60:00 minutes, colour, English


"Since its inception, performance art has provided a forum for those artists who create work that challenges the dominant aesthetic and cultural status quo. It was women artists who first exploited the form for purposes of self-empowerment, cultural criticism and as a vehicle for the presentation of revisionist histories. They created a legacy that continues today, not only for women, but for a wide range of culturally concerned artists. Sphinxes Without Secrets is an excellent document that presents some of the most involving work being produced by women performance artists today." - Steven Durland, Editor High Performance

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