Cooper Gallery is delighted to present an online event focusing on Riddles of the Sphinx (1977), Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen's 1977 landmark of British Avant-Garde and experimental feminist filmmaking. The heart of the event will be a screening of Riddles of the Sphinx, bracketed by an artist’s response from filmmaker Margaret Salmon and a live in-conversation between Laura Mulvey and Margaret Salmon with Q&A. This event takes place within the online programme A is for Avant-Garde, Z is for Zero and is part of Cooper Gallery’s ongoing project A space in-between.
Tickets can be ordered via Eventive. The ticket price is £2 and covers the cost of the live stream.
For those attending the screening event who can, please consider donating to the equivalent cost of a theatrical ticket to support Dundee Women’s Aid.
Artist’s response by Margaret Salmon
Screening Riddles of the Sphinx
Laura Mulvey & Margaret Salmon in-conversation + Q&A
Laura Mulvey (born 1941 in Oxford) is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She was Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) from 2012 to 2015. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989); Citizen Kane (1992); Fetishism and Curiosity (1996); Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006); and Afterimages: On Cinema, Women and Changing Times (2019).
Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. Concerned with a shifting constellation of relations, such as those between camera and subject, human and animal, or autobiography and ethnography, Margaret Salmon’s films often examine the gendered, emotive dynamics of social interactions and representational forms.