Punk Feminisms and Film: Screening and Q&A with Vivienne Dick and Rachel Garfield
Thursday, April 13th 8pm on the CU Denver CampusCAM Communications | The College of Arts & Media Mar 7, 2023
The University of Colorado Denver will be presenting a free, public “double-feature” of Vivienne Dick’s 1978 short Guérillère Talks, starring iconic post-punk women musicians such as Lydia Lunch, Ikue Mori, and Pat Place. This will be followed by Dick’s recent documentary New York Our Time, which revisits several of these same women today, updating and fleshing out the portraits in the original.
This screening will be followed by a formal Q&A between Dick and filmmaker/scholar Rachel Garfield, moderated by CU Denver art historian Maria Elena Buszek. Garfield’s recently-published book Experimental Filmmaking and Punk: Feminist AudioVisual Culture in the 1970s and 1980s argues that artists like Dick utilized formal and narrative approaches that extended and critiqued earlier feminist creative practices, influencing generations of artists.
Both Dick and Dr. Garfield emerged from the original punk scenes in the US and UK. Vivienne Dick is an Irish feminist experimental and documentary filmmaker whose earliest films helped define New York City’s “No Wave” cultural scene. Rachel Garfield is also a filmmaker of renown, whose work explores the formation of subjectivity in relation to race, class, gender, and disability. She is a Professor of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London.
This event is free and open to the public, thanks to a generous grant from the University of Colorado President’s Fund for the Humanities, with additional support from the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media.
“Punk Feminisms and Film: Screening and Q&A with Vivienne Dick and Rachel Garfield” Thursday, April 13th, 8pm
Tivoli Community Theater
900 Auraria Parkway (directions)
(entrance on Walnut Street across from iPie, paid parking available in the Tivoli Garage, located at 9th Street and Auraria Parkway)