Screen Acts: Women in Film and Video

Friday, April 5, 2019Sunday, June 30, 2019

Steffani Jemison, Escaped Lunatic, 2010–11 (video still); Video; Running time 7 minutes, 41 seconds. Image courtesy of the artist.​

Elena Damiani, Intersticio, 2012 (video still); Two-channel video; Running time 5 minutes, 25 seconds. Image courtesy of the artist.

This series highlights women artists and filmmakers whose works draw on the histories of representation and performance in film and video to address some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Topics range from representations of African Americans in vernacular culture to the politics of space and collective memory.

Artists in this program include Elena Damiani, Steffani Jemison, Jazmín López, Carrie Mae Weems, and the Ethnocine Collective (Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai, and Mariangela Mihai).

 

Press

Female Artists Resist Easy Interpretation in SJMA’s ‘Screen Acts,’ KQED Arts
April 30, 2019