SUPERLUX Workshop and Screening Programme with Lucy Reynolds: F is for Film, F is for Feminism
Fri 23 –Sat 24 Nov 2018 / 6–8pm (Friday) and 12.30–3.30pm (Saturday)
As the #metoo movement continues to gather force, and female stars wear black to the Golden Globe awards, this screening and workshop pauses to reflect on some of the female filmmakers who have preceded the current furore, using film to campaign for feminism, and feminism as the underlying force, in films which range from the confrontational and personal, to the experimental and poetic.
The artist, curator and writer Lucy Reynolds shares her research into feminist filmmaking in an evening and afternoon of screenings and discussion – plucking books from Glasgow Women’s Library film section, and films from the LUX and Cinenova collections, to illuminate the diverse ways in which film has been shaped by feminist debate, and the concerns of women’s lived experience.
The screening programme on the Friday evening will present short films spanning the 1930s to the present, from when it was uncommon for women to make films at all, to those with an explicitly feminist message to convey. These will provide the basis for a discussion the following afternoon, when Reynolds will present some of the ideas and lives behind the films.
Participants are invited to attend both the Friday night screening and then come along to the Saturday afternoon discussion (or just attend one part of the weekend event if you can’t make it to both parts).
Organised in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library
About the artist/curator/writer
Lucy Reynolds has lectured and published extensively, most particularly focused on questions of the moving image, feminism, political space and collective practice. Her articles have appeared in a range of journals such as Afterall, Screen, Screendance, Art Agenda and Millennium Film Journal, and she has curated exhibitions and film programmes for a range of institutions nationally and internationally.
As an artist, her films and installations have been presented in galleries and cinemas internationally, and her ongoing sound work A Feminist Chorus has been heard at the Glasgow International Festival, Wysing Arts Centre, The Showroom and The Grand Action Cinema, Paris. She is currently editing an anthology on Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image, for publication in 2018.
She is Senior Lecturer and deputy director of the Centre for Research in Art and Media (CREAM) in the School of Arts at the University of Westminster, and co-editor of the Moving Image Review and Art Journal.