Program 6 - Women Working Through History
Women Working Through History - Program 6 (June29 9:30) Women Working Through History invokes several processes. The most fundamental of these is simply paid and unpaid labour: women\\\'s contributions to an entire sphere of production - conspicuously unwritten. Much of the work presented in this programme is informed by the kind of revisionism so essential to Western feminist thought. More than any other political movement in history, Western feminism has steadfastly insisted on the personal, bringing to the forefront areas of life previously considered irrelevant to \\\"real\\\" political struggle. As as result, entirely new realms of investigation have emerged: division of labour in the domestic sphere, socio-economic conditions of women\\\'s labour, theologies of sacrifice, ideologies of representation, legislation of women\\\'s bodies, sexuality, the Uncouscious - to name but a few. New epistemologies are in the making as history\\\'s oversights, its safely guarded borders, are being traversed and worked over. Say It - Sherry Moses/Colleen Finlayson Keep the Home Fires Burning - Sara Diamond A Woman\\\'s Work is Always Done - Tamithy Basaraba, Jennifer Babcock Girls Just Wanna Have Funds - Cathy Busby, Melodie Calvert. Reportage Bresil - Nancy Marcotte, Collette Loumede Proud Women, Strong Steps - Skyworks for Women Working with Immigrant Women
For the 2012 festival, Images is looking back to its first edition. Taking place over four days in June, 1988, the first Images Festival was a snapshot in a moment of contemporary film and video art in Canada. The 1988 festival was programmed by a team of artists and other fixtures on the local film scene and included Cameron Bailey, Richard Fung, Marc Glassman, Annette Mangaard, Janine Marchessault, Paulette Phillips, Lisa Steele, Kim Tomczak and Ross Turnbull. Featuring 51 films and videos organized into eight programs, the lineup of the festival reads like a hit list of the most significant figures in Canadian art history: Philip Hoffman, Vera Frenkel, Paul Wong, Richard Kerr, Jan Peacock, Sara Diamond, Michael Snow, R. Bruce Elder and Steve Reinke (under the early pseudonym Troy Beuys).
A complete list of the works and programs is printed here as a reproduction of the original handbill made in 1988 and on our website we’ll be presenting a temporary archive of as many of these works as we can track down for you to enjoy!
Head over to www.imagesfestival.com/ifpod for a little history lesson.