Political film and video – On Feminism, Performance and Film

HS 2014/15

27.–30.10.2014, 10–17 Uhr

Universität / Haute École
Institut Kunst HGK FHNW
Dan Kidner
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Content description

Political film and video
On Feminism, Performance and Film

This course investigates the interplay between performance, filmmaking and gender.

Departing from these five films:
- Yvonne Rainer, Lives of Performers (1972)
- London Women's Film Group, Amazing Equal Payshow (1974)
- Helke Sander, All Round Reduced Personality (Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit – REDUPERS) (1977)
- Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, Riddles of the Sphinx (1978)

Dan Kidner will produce a 4 day workshop aimed to introduce another way of addressing the notion of feminism, performance and film different from than the usual performance/video art axis.

Interested in politics, subcultures and in redefining traditional notions of gender, Kidner will show how, even if all these practices are grounded in left-political subcultures, we need to rediscover a language to talk about film and politics, gender and film, performance and gender today.

Dan Kidner
is a curator and writer. He was previously director of Picture This, Bristol (2011–2013), and co-director of City Projects, London (2004–2011). Over the past 10 years he has produced many artists’ films including Full Firearms by Emily Wardill (2011), Abyss by Knut Åsdam and The Empty Plan by Anja Kirschner and David Panos (both 2010). He has edited several books on film and video including most recently A Detour Around Infermental with George Clark, and Working Together: British Film Collectives in the 1970s with Petra Bauer.



Institut Kunst HGK, Freilager-Platz 1, 4023 Basel

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17. Oktober 2014