Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:45 PM
Sydney College of the Arts; Rozelle Campus
Opening Wednesday 10 August, 17.45 - 8PM
From Thursday 11 August – Saturday 3 September
Curated By Jacqueline Millner, Jane Schneider and Deborah Szapiro
To be opened by Samantha Lang, President of The Australian Directors Guild
Opening night performances:
17.45 -18.15 Tina Havelock Stevens: 'Racquet Racket Duel Dual' performd by Tina Havelock Stevens (drums) & Liberty Kerr (guitar)
18.30 VNS Matrix perform a tender hex for the anthropocene
Femflix captures the unique voices of 90s feminist screen culture. Screen culture in its various forms, including live action shorts, digital interactive works, and animation, was a rich site for feminist practice during this period distinguished by the emergence of the internet and queer, indigenous and postcolonial critiques. Developed by the Contemporary Art and Feminism research cluster, the exhibition profiles distinct aspects of 90s feminist screen culture: animation, curated by Deborah Szapiro; live action short films, curated by Jacqueline Millner and Jane Schneider; digital movie posters by The Twilight Girls; and a new contemporary video installation by Elena Knox that draws on the insights of this pioneering period.
Femflix features opening night performances by Tina Havelock Stevens and 90s cyberfeminist pioneers VNS Matrix who will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Cyberfeminist Manifesto. Opening night also features dj gemma.
Femflix events include screening and Q&A of Janet Merewether’s Jabe Babe: A heightened life on 17 August from 6-8 pm, and the Sydney launch of Women and Animation Australia (WANDAA) on 24 August from 6-8 pm, both at the SCA Auditorium.
More information: http://sydney.edu.au/sca/research/contemporary-art-feminism/femflix.shtml
Thursday 11 August – Saturday 3 September
Monday – Friday 11am-5pm
Sydney College of the Arts
The University of Sydney
Kirkbride Way, off Park Drive,
Lilyfield, NSW (enter opposite Cecily Street)