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Women artists, feminism and the moving image contexts and practices, Rachel Garfield 'Prescient Intersectionality: Women, Moving Image and Identity Politics in 1980s Britain'

Garfield, R. (2019) Women artists, feminism and the moving image contexts and practices, Rachel Garfield 'Prescient Intersectionality: Women, Moving Image and Identity Politics in 1980s Britain'. In: Reynolds, L. (ed.) Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image Contexts and Practices. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 99-112. ISBN 9781784537005

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Abstract/Summary

This text will look at some women artist filmmakers working in London through the formation and legacies of the multiculturalism in the UK. These artist filmmakers were pioneers in the development of intersectional moving image artwork but have been somewhat overlooked compared to future generations of artists dealing with these issues in moving image. The chapter contextualises their work in relation to the period and draw out some of the wider forces that formed their work from second wave Feminism, Punk, Rock against Racism to the race riots and Black Arts in the 1980s that pioneered work exploring Black identity. Specifically this chapter looks at Sankofa films, Alia Syed, Vivienne Dick, Ruth Novaczek and reflects on the wider impact of the cultural studies debates in the 1980s on Diasporic communities in the UK.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Art History
ID Code:87112
Uncontrolled Keywords:artist moving image, multiculturalism, Jewish identity, Black identity, cinema
Publisher:Bloomsbury

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