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14th(2012)



!Women Art Revolution: A Secret History

Lynn HERSHMAN

  • USA
  • 2010
  • 83min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color
  • Documentary

Through intimate interviews, provocative art, and rare histaorical film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Revolution radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

 


 

This film shows the works and the activities of feminist artists, who were excluded or silenced from U.S.’s modern art history; and questions the officially recognized historical representation. This question includes the issue in identification of female artists who were marginalized from artistic prestige which was (re)created mainly through male artists, theoreticians, and curators. However, the film does not simply end with criticisms. The film eagerly uncovers the ‘hidden history’ and takes it back for reconsideration. The director aims to produce a film in which the present and the past dynamically converse with each other, or in other words, a living, breathing historical film. Therefore, there is no place for the high and mighty sounding objective narration in this film. The voice of the director, who was an artist, flows in the first half of the film and converses with numerous female artists. Through these conversations, the story of resistance and inflexibility in regards to the new art that they had become involved in and that they had created unfolds. In a way, this kind of approach appears to be an attempt to suggest a cinematic methodology of feministic representation of history. However, the film practically modernizes the works and the lives of past female artists, and aims to provide a new historical source and energy for young feminist artists. (KIM Yusung)

Director

  • Lynn HERSHMANLynn HERSHMAN

    Over the last three decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn HERSHMAN has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies and her investigations of issues. Her three feature films, Strange Culture (2007), Teknolust (2002) and Conceiving Ada (1998) screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and Berlin International Film Festival, among others, and have won numerous awards. She is Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Credit

  • ProducerKyle STEPHAN, Alexandra CHOWANIEC
  • Cinematography Antonio ROSSI, Lynn HERSHMAN
  • Music Carla SACKS