Restless Image IV: Feminism and Contemporary Video Art (screening)


Date: 30.01.2020
Beginning: 19:00

The last chapter of the project Restless Image focuses on how feminism has impacted the works of recent moving image artists. The subject of the five films showcased during the event is the formation and re-evaluation of relationships between the authors, protagonists, and the viewers of the audiovisual artworks. As a part of the event, a themed publication with an essay by Hana Janečková will be launched. The essay is inspired by the presented works and explores the significance of female role models in the recent moving image works. Looking at artist’s re-workings of historical moments, controversial figures – such as the Sphinx, the first trans star, the Algerian freedom fighter Jamila Bouhired, and an unknown porn actress – are positioned to explore the understanding of female sociability, intergenerational relationships, and queer desire.

Curators: Alžběta Bačíková, Markéta Jonášová a Hana Janečková

Presented videos:
Anetta Mona Chisa a Lucia Tkáčová – Dialectics of Subjection #4, 12 min.
Barbora Kleinhamplová – MPEG Girl, 8 min.
Susan Stryker – Christine in the Cutting Room, 10 min.
Marwa Arsanios – Have you ever killed a bear – or Becoming Jamila, 25 min.
Nguyen Trinh Thi – Eleven Men, 28 min. (screenshot used for the invitation)

The Project is financially supported by grants from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.