ICI’s Alaina Claire Feldman and Martha Wilson will join other artists, scholars, and activists on July 17th and 18th at the Kitchen in New York for a special screening debut of early feminist videos from France. Over the course of two evenings, loosely organized around the themes of protest and satire, a selection of these videos will make their English and American debut with subtitles followed by discussions with individuals who have been influenced by similar practices. Martha Wilson will be present to speak on July 18th.
MASO ET MISO VONT EN BATEAU: 1970s Feminist Video by French Militant Collectives
There exists an entire history of radical, pioneering feminist video collectives in France that has yet to be unearthed not only to an Anglo audience, but also to the entire Western canon of media studies. In France, in the early 1970s, several activist collectives (Video Out, Vidéa, Les Insoumuses, etc.) composed almost entirely of women took up the new portable video camera as an immediate and accessible tool to promote feminism, direct democracy, and political action. This event will acknowledge their place, role and contribution to the history of video and feminism, while creating new audiences and appreciation.
512 W 19th Street
July 17 and 18
7PM each night
Free and open to the public
Translated, subtitled, and organized by Alaina Claire Feldman and Stephanie Jeanjean.