A feminist dialogue with the camera
1 Apr 2015
Exhibition open: 10:00 – 18:00.
- 16 John Islip Street
- SW1P 4JU
- United Kingdom
- Bus: 2, C10, 36, 77A, 88, 185, 436
- Tube: Pimlico, Vauxhall
A feminist dialogue with the camera is concerned with the conditions of female representation on screen in a contemporary Western context. Focusing on video art practice, this research investigates the medium’s potential as a radical tool for deconstructing dominant mainstream images of femininity.
Through re-examining critical feminist video artworks of the 1970s and 1980s, Catherine has been investigating the ways in which women artists have historically challenged the dominant economy of representation. Underpinned by the radical principle ‘the personal is political’, the camera apparatus allowed women to control the production of their own image, articulate their subjective experiences and directly address the spectator.
Amidst a resurgence of feminism, this one day exhibition explores how artistic strategies initiated in the second wave feminist era can still provoke and undermine the status quo of hegemonic gender representations and propose new potentialities of female subjectivities.