Does being a woman on both sides of the camera compromise or strengthen the feminist agenda in your work? Are you the subject, object, or the collaborating voyeur? How can you avoid re-enforcing those representations that you intend to subvert? Join a panel of artists, curators and writers to explore new and old challenges facing contemporary female performance video artists.
Harriet Fleuriot (chair)
Harriet is a filmmaker and performance artist with a penchant for arts-based comedy. She graduated from the BA Film Production at the Arts Institute Bournemouth in 2005 and the following year wrote, directed and performed the award-winning UKFC-funded Digital Short “A Short Collection of Hilary Flamingo’s Dream Vocations”. Since then, her (often collaborative) work has been shown in the UK and internationally at film festivals, galleries, art clubs, old car show rooms, old kebab shops and eastend drinking holes.
Gil Leung is a writer and curator based in London. She is Distribution Manager at LUX, London and Editor of VERSUCH journal. She previously worked as Assistant Curator for Tate Film producing projects like Expanded Cinema, the Baldesssari Frieze Oil Tank Commisssions and the Tate Live programme. Gil writes for Afterall and various independent publications.
Oriana Fox is an artist who uses mainly performance and video to reference and critique both the representation of women in contemporary media and the iconic feminist artists of the 1970s. She graduated from Washington University in 2000 and Goldsmiths College in 2003. Recent exhibitions include: ‘Women Should Be In Charge’ at the ICA, London, ‘The Do It All Dating Game’ at Nottingham Contemporary, and ‘Happiness Happenings’ with The Hayward Huddle, Royal Festival Hall, London. Fox is currently pursuing a practice-based PhD in the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths.
Dr Mo Throp is an Associate Researcher with the CCW Graduate School at Chelsea; she is a practising artist, curator and writer. She was BA Fine Art Course Director at Chelsea until 2011 and was previously critical theory tutor on the MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths. Mo studied sculpture at St Martin’s College of art followed by an MA and PhD at Chelsea. With Dr Maria Walsh, Mo is co-convenor of the Subjectivity & Feminisms Research group at Chelsea. Mo is an AHRC Peer Review College panel member.
Katie Bridget O’Brien has a fine art BA specialising in performance and video. She is now a solo artist, performer, writer and collaborator. Her recent projects include co-founding The Muffia (satirical feminist provocateurs) and working as one half of the comedy duo The Bareback Banshees. Katie has been the Arts Editor for UK Feminista’s blog and volunteered for the charity Women in Prison.