Symposium: Between Cinema and Video Activism
Inspired by Delphine Seyrig’s video activism, academics, curators, archivists and video makers, including Ros Murray (King’s College London), Giovanna Zapperi (cocurator of Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France in the 1970s and 1980s at the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid), Nicole Fernandez Ferrer (Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir) and Pascale Obolo (director and artist) look at video and feminism in France and the UK from the 1970s to the present day.
Filmmakers, curators and academics will look at Seyrig’s legacy and contemporary feminist video practice, activism and archiving in France and the UK. Following two strands – firstly, video activism; and secondly, archives, curating and dissemination – participants engage with a series of questions relating to the use of video and other alternative formats as a political tool.
1.00pm -1.40pm PANEL 1: Introducing Seyrig and video activism
Azadeh Fatehrad (Leeds, Herstoriographies) and Ros Murray (KCL, Herstoriographies): Welcome and introduction
Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, Film Studies for Free): ‘Delphine Seyrig, Videographically’
1.40pm -2.40pm PANEL 2: Queer and feminist video curation practice
Selina Robertson (Club des femmes, Birkbeck) ‘Millions like us: remembering through practice queer feminist film curation as activism in 1980s London’
Giovanna Zapperi (Université François-Rabelais, Tours, curator), ‘Feminist Constellations. On curating an exhibition on Delphine Seyrig, feminist collectives, and video in France’.
2.40pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 4.30pm PANEL 3: Working with video archives I
Sandi Hughes (Rewind fastforward) introduces us to the Rewind Fastforward project
Ed Webb-Ingall (writer and filmmaker, The London Community Video Archive): On All You Need’s An Excuse and archive reactivation
Ash Reid (Cinenova, Goldsmiths) and Charlotte Procter (Lux, Cinenova), ‘Circling Cinenova’
4.30pm – 5.00pm – Break
5.00pm – 6.00pm PANEL 4: The Benefits of Feminist Video: preservation and distribution (from Les Muses amusement to the Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir)
Pascale Obolo (filmmaker, curator and editor of Afrikaada) ‘The black body beyond a living archive’
Nicole Fernandez Ferrer (Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir) on feminist video activism at the Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir
£10, members £8, students £5
1pm – 6pm
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