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Subversive Elements

As Seen On "I Love Dick"

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Introduced by Catherine Pancake

 
Jill Soloway’s brilliant adaptation of the Chris Kraus novel I Love Dick has quickly become one of the most daring and unique streaming television programs of recent years. Like Soloway’s hit Transparent, I Love Dick explores issues of sexuality and gender in ways rarely seen on television. One of the key components of the show, set in an artists’ colony in remote Marfa, Texas, is its reverence for groundbreaking feminist film, video and performance art. Incorporating excerpts from major works by Chantal Akerman, Cheryl Donegan and Marina Abramović, among others, each episode brings the history of transgressive women artists into the foreground and serves as a radical recontextualization of the female gaze. For those curious about the works highlighted in the show, this program presents five of the films in their entirety.

Fuses

Dir. Carolee Schneemann, US, 1965, 16mm, 22 min.

Removed

Dir. Naomi Uman, US, 1999, 16mm, 6 min.

Leche

Dir. Naomi Uman, US, 1998, 16mm, 30 min.

Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron)

Dir. Cauleen Smith, US, 1992, 16mm, 13 min.

At Land

Dir. Maya Deren, US, 1946, 16mm, 15 min.



Catherine Pancake is an award-winning filmmaker and sound artist.  Her work has shown at MoMa, Baltimore Museum of Art, Royal Ontario Museum and many galleries, film festivals. and broadcast channels.  Her current feature-length documentary titled "Queer Genius' is supported by the Edes Foundation, Temple University, the Leeway Foundation, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.  Her work has been discussed in Vice, Artforum, NPR, Washington Post, Village Voice and more.  She is an Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Film and Media Arts Program.