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.
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.