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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6267–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.67
Published: 01 April 2020
...Jennifer Peterson This essay analyzes Barbara Hammer's 1974 experimental nonfiction film Jane Brakhage . Both an homage and a rebuttal to the many films of Jane Brakhage made by her husband, Stan Brakhage, Hammer's film gives Jane the voice she never had in Stan's work. The article contextualizes...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1489–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.4.89
Published: 01 October 2015
... thematics, their strategic use of sound as a point of disruption within their early films set an important standard for future feminist experimental film practice. The article outlines how each filmmaker constructed a dialectical relationship between image and sound that often challenged viewers. Each...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1395–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.3.95
Published: 01 July 2015
...Pooja Rangan This essay critiques the liberal axiom of “having a voice,” using readings of Leslie Thornton's experimental films. Drawing on cultural critics such as Rey Chow, Mladen Dolar, and Frances Dyson, I show how the notion of the voice, as it has been taken up by feminist media critics and...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5111–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.1.11
Published: 01 January 2019
...Jasmine Nadua Trice This essay analyzes three experimental short films made by Southeast Asian women filmmakers: Jai ( Love , 2008), directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong of Thailand; Shotgun Tuding (2014), directed by Shireen Seno of the Philippines; and Eleven Men (2016), directed by Nguyễn Trinh...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2016; 2373–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2016.2.3.73
Published: 01 July 2016
...Lucia Tralli Cécile Fontaine's films do not tell stories in the traditional sense. Rather, they form spiraling involutions around an idea or a theme. Hers is a cinema of layers, encrustations, and material and plastic experimentation. It is a colorful and aquatic cinema that investigates—through...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 621–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.1
Published: 01 April 2020
... : Feminism, Nature, and 1970s Experimental Film,” I consider one corner of 1970s environmental media: the world of experimental film, which has its own history of engaging with the environment. My essay situates Hammer's portrait film of Jane Brakhage, the first wife of experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 62120–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.120
Published: 01 April 2020
...Terri Francis This introductory essay and interview trace Esther Figueroa's career in media, particularly the films she has written, directed, edited, and produced as part of specific campaigns to mobilize Jamaica's environmental movement against bauxite mining, tourism, and overfishing. Figueroa...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 62148–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.2.148
Published: 01 April 2020
... where I belong.” Les Blank's documentary film Hot Pepper (1973) features Chenier playing the song to a small but crowded dance hall, followed by a cinematic montage of the reedy, swampy bayou where he has returned. In the film, Chenier is jovial and smiling, proudly touring through his hometown. In a...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5461–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.61
Published: 01 October 2019
... the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 database feminist experimental film intergenerational feminism interviews pedagogy FIGURE 1. The banner image at the FEMEXFILMARCHIVE home page ( https...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 611–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.1
Published: 01 January 2020
... talks about her experience making game pilots to sell to film and television producers and the importance of community for game development. These interviews with women working at different moments demonstrate the need for documentary efforts that capture the diversity of experiences that shape the game...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2020; 6112–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.12
Published: 01 January 2020
... the danger of exhaustion, the kind of exhaustion that eventually closes departments and feeds indifference. 37 Historically speaking this is a bit like the 1910s in film studies; there were attractions, practices and very little understanding of what was actually going on, not to mention lots...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5487–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.87
Published: 01 October 2019
... work. But, yes, again and again. And with as much risk, and certainly in 1995, without any kind of political focus or organization. It's a terrifying abyss. aj 1995: Barbara, what women influenced you? Barbara Hammer Carolee Schneemann experimental film feminist film lesbian cinema...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5421–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.21
Published: 01 October 2019
... framework, women's film festivals were experimental laboratories, producing a new feminist cinematic consciousness while simultaneously putting into practice the political commitment behind the activity. Every planning process was inevitably a political process as well.” 10 The same factors that produced...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5456–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.56
Published: 01 October 2019
.../journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 Asian American film feminist film punk Situationists Valerie Soe FIGURE 1. Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe (dir. Mila Zuo), 2019, https://vimeo.com/298057510/b8ac9472e1 . FIGURE 1. Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe (dir. Mila Zuo), 2019...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 541–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.1
Published: 01 October 2019
...://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 Existing on the fringes of the market, activist media is often financed by its creators and sometimes circulates for free to intensify the documentary's impact by removing cost barriers to access. These smaller-than-a-micro-budget films often exceed the concept...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 52211–239 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.211
Published: 01 April 2019
... experimental films; in the first year her museum program drew more than forty thousand filmgoers. 9 FIGURE 1, 2. Title card and Sharon Green's own eye in Self Portrait of a Nude Model Turned Cinematographer , 1971. FIGURE 1, 2. Title card and Sharon Green's own eye in Self Portrait of a Nude Model...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 521–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.1
Published: 01 April 2019
... bricolage, found footage, performance, and portraiture, often of women in states of abandon, refusal, and jouissance . With her is M. M. Serra, experimental filmmaker, curator, teacher, director of the Film-Makers' Cooperative, and advocate of and pedagogue on the cinematic possibilities of female...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 52148–180 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.148
Published: 01 April 2019
...” or “poor.” 2 Little thought has been given to a wider appreciation and more nuanced contextual understanding of the performance skills of the film's female performers, and thus there has been no consideration of how their labor shapes Daddy 's sexual experimentation and expressivity. Deploying a...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 52111–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.111
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ryan Powell During the early to mid-1970s, when feature-length hardcore films became a popular cultural phenomenon in the United States, hardcore came to designate more than just a genre or an industry—it became a ubiquitous mode of performance, an ethos, and a style. This article explores how...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 52181–210 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.181
Published: 01 April 2019
... and still are rare. 24 Perhaps the most famous example is Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice (1930), a play later adapted as a short film (1967) that depicts a woman on the brink of a mental breakdown during a fraught telephone conversation with her ex-lover. We only hear her end of the call...