Upcoming Event: Collective Visions: The Past, Present, and Future of Feminist Media
When: November 16-17, 2020
Where: This 2-day intergenerational event will take place online via Zoom.
In 1994 Professor Alexandra Juhasz (Brooklyn College) recorded a research meeting, Womxn of Vision, about the history of feminist media at Women Make Movies. 40 feminist media makers and scholars converged to discuss topics that remain relevant today: feminist film and video history, distribution, access, activism, and much more. Participants included Cheryl Dunye, Yvonne Rainer, Shu Lea Cheang, Annie Sprinkle, Abigail Child, Su Freidrich, Sarah Schulman, Juanita Mohammed Szczepanski, Shari Frilot and many more notable artists/makers/thinkers. With support from The Center for the Humanities, the 4+ hour VHS recording of the meeting has found a new home on an interactive websitewhere it can be viewed and annotated.
We invite you to join us on November 16th and 17th to re-activate this archival document again through three intergenerational engagements. Original participants will converse with new generations of queer/feminist mediamakers and audience members will have opportunities to share and reflect on new media. Hosting this as a virtual event creates a self-reflexive layer to this project’s focus on technology, accessibility, and annotation.
Over three related gatherings, this two-day event will consider: What significant changes have occurred since this original discussion 25 years ago? What are we still fighting for? What comes next? What part can we each play in the history, present and future of feminist media?