Film and Video by Elisabeth Subrin

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 10, 2002

Thursday, October 10, 2002, 8:15pm

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Elisabeth Subrin in person!

Subrin’s films and videos examine the intersections of history and subjectivity within female biography. Engaging conventions of documentary and personal narrative, the works strategically undermine their own forms, shifting historical periods, genres and characters to explore the residual impact of the 1960s and the hazy boundaries between fiction and nonfiction. The program includes The Fancy (2000), the life of photographer Francesca Woodman as seen through catalogues of her work; the anorexia-themed Swallow (1995); Shulie (1997), a film within a film about radical feminist Shulamith Firestone; and Well, Well, Well (2002), which uses an MTV aesthetic to unpack the hidden erotics of office supplies.  Presented in cooperation with the Video Data Bank. 1995—2002, Elisabeth Subrin, USA, ca. 105 min, various formats.

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