Across Times, Bodies and Space: Films by Vivienne Dick

Across Times, Bodies and Space: Films by Vivienne Dick

"One of the most important film-makers Ireland has produced." —The Irish Times

In person: Vivienne Dick and Vera Dika 

Vivienne Dick’s films privilege women’s bodies. Across her 1970s Super-8 works, women’s movements, postures, words, and goals rise to the fore. All this is enacted in a vibrant visual and aural New York landscape. The streets of the city are inhabited, as in She Had Her Gun Already, and imbued with the excitement of colors, sounds and rhythms. In Dick’s recent video work, the digital image similarly elicits a sense of place, full of color and sensuality. The women, often older or in transition, address a new world of truth, and of the imagination. In films like Augenblick, the tactile, the mundane, and the super-real coexist. And it is in the presence of these women, that we engage with out changing world.

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund. Curated by Vera Dika, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.


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MON 3/5
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff