Woman Tiger, Woman Dove

4 December 2016

Glasgow Film Theatre

Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, Goose and Common, 1983. Courtesy of the artists and LUX.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of LUX’s historical predecessor – the London Film-Makers’ Co-op – LUX Scotland presents a programme of films dedicated to the women filmmakers of this artist-led, cooperative organisation. Produced against a backdrop of growing feminist consciousness, these films built on the methods, processes and ethos associated with the Co-op to address the world outside of the projection room.

Featuring works by Vanda Carter, Tina Keane, Sandra Lahire, Annabel Nicolson, Ruth Novaczek, Joanna Davis and Lis Rhodes, this programme looks at the political and activist potential of women’s experimental film. The title of this programme is borrowed from one of the songs sung at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, which was established in Berkshire in 1981 and became the site of major anti-nuclear mobilisations. Like the films presented here, it reflects women’s anger and revolt against the oppressive social and political conditions in Britain in the 1980s as well as their activist engagement for peace and justice. Beyond this particular context, the programme also explores the ways in which the languages of experimental film have been harnessed for explicit political purposes.

This programme is curated by Maud Jacquin and will be introduced by writer, artist and curator, Lucy Reynolds. Originally presented as part of From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the London Film-makers’ Co-op at Tate Modern (September 2016) in partnership with LUX and Tate Film with the support of LUMA Foundation and FLUXUS.

This event is part of a wider programme of events by LUX and LUX Scotland celebrating the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative’s 50th anniversary. As part of the LFMC50 series, LUX Scotland will also present the Glasgow launch of Shoot Shoot Shoot: The First Decade of the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative 1966 – 1976, at CCA Glasgow on Monday 23 January 2017.