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Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85)

The Lens and the Gaze

As part of Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85) curated by Kelsey Halliday, we present three programs of film and video held in conjunction with the video works presented by Vox Populi at the Icebox Grey Area and the core exhibition at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at University of the Arts on view from October 8 – December 8. 


This program examines how women in film and video in the 1970s challenged the way we look as a new filmic gaze was constructed through the utilization of lenses, mirrors, screens, and 360-degree panning shots. Film theorist Laura Mulvey's pioneering feature-length video essay with an electronic music score is accompanied by two significant early video art pieces. 

Riddles of the Sphinx

Dir. Laura Mulvey, UK, 1977, 92 min.

Preceded by:

360 Degrees

Dir. Hermine Freed, US, 1972, 6 min.

Left Side, Right Side

Dir. Joan Jonas, US, 1972, 3 min.



Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-1985) is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.