Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985 Film Screenings

28 Sep - 12 Oct 2017
Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia


Riddles of the Sphinx, 1977, film still, directed Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen. Photo courtesy of British Film Institute.

In conjunction with multi-part project Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985, curator Kelsey Halliday Johnson presents film screenings that survey a generation of pioneering female artists. Screenings will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and will explore themes of filmmaking techniques, female animation, and performance collaborations.

See below for a full schedule of events.

The Lens and the Gaze
September 28 at 7 p.m.
Riddles of the Sphinx by Laura Mulvey (1977, 92 min.)
360 Degrees by Hermine Freed (1972, 6 min,)
Left Side, Right Side by Joan Jonas (1972, 3 min.)

The Pioneers of Pixels, Feedback, and Glitch
October 5 at 7 p.m.
Featuring short films and videos by Lillian Schwartz, Vasulkas Inc, Lesley Keen, Barbara Aronofsky Latham, Lynda Benglis, Doris Chase, Dara Birnbaum, Martha Rosler, and Max Almy.

New Media and Chance
October 12 at 7 p.m.
Featuring two 1970s collaborations between female new media artists and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.