Experimental Women: Mapping Cinema and Video Practices from the Post-War Period up to Present [Paperback]

Sarah Keller(Editor); Elena Marcheschi(Editor); Giulia Simi()

ISBN: 9788869773129 | Published by: Mimesis International | Series: Cinéma & Cie | Year of Publication: 2021 | 194p, H9.5 x W6.7,
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Experimental Women


Experimental cinema, as well as experimental video practices, have always been art forms in which women have excelled. Yet, if cinema studies has devoted research – albeit only recently – to women involved in narrative and commercial films (as directors, actresses, screenwriters, as well as other roles in the film industry), the history of women’s experimental audio-visual production in the West remains largely unexplored and would benefit from being retraced and framed in a wider historical and theoretical perspective. This special issue of Cinéma&Cie therefore aims at tracing experiences of women’s practices at the intersection of cinema and the arts by intertwining a theoretical and historical approach, analyzing cases studies from the mid-twentieth century up to our present moment.

Table of Contents

Sarah Keller, Elena Marcheschi and Giulia Simi
The Experimental Women: An Introduction

Rebecca A. Sheehan
'Give me a body then...': (In)corporated Thinking in the Cinema of Menken, Deren, and Arledge

Shana MacDonald
The Aesthetic Lives of Performers: Rethinking Intermediality in the Films of Yvonne Rainer and Carolee Schneemann

Oksana Chefranova
After Nature: The Expanded Landscapes of Ana Mendieta and Ana Vaz

Ivelise Perniola
Marguerite Duras, Experimental Filmmaker Between Antinarration and Iconoclasm

John Powers
Rediscovering Caroline Avery: Submerged Narrative, Affect and the Legacy of Minor Cinema

Anita Trivelli
Gazes Upon the World of Italian Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Polina Golovátina-Mora, Bridget Sheridan, and Ana María López Carmona
On Visual Walking-Remembering Warmipura - Among Women

Beyond Cinema
Lydia Tuan
Screening Screens: Cinematic Spectatorship in the Desktop Film Noah

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