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Wind, Rewind: Women Behind the Lens

Queen Mary University of London
Great Hall
People’s Palace
Mile End Road
E1 4NS

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Visions in the Nunnery is the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of international moving image and performance. Inspired by one of the exhibition’s lead artists Tina Keane, the Nunnery Gallery and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) present an evening exploring women’s – and in particular Keane’s – influence on the development of moving image and film art.

Keane’s performance and film first came to critical attention in the 1970s, following the experimental light shows she used to stage for the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd. She went on to co-found the non-profit women’s film distribution organisation Circles – Women in Distribution, as well as taking part in and programming exhibitions of significance, such as The New Pluralism at Tate in 1986. Keane’s influence on successive generations of artists has been great, including Tracey Emin, Tim Noble and Sue Webster.

Beginning with a screening of one of Keane’s films, a panel discussion will follow led by the QMUL film department. Chaired by Dr. Jenny Chamarette, panellists include artist Diann Bauer and Richard Dyer, co-author of Electronic Shadows: The Art of Tina Keane (Peter Wollen & Richard Dyer & Jean Fisher).

Tina Keane is lead artist for Visions Programme 1, which includes her works Deviant Beauty (1996) and Couch (2003). Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions. Read more

Tickets £6/4 (full price/concessions – inc. students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)

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Please note that this event will take place in the Great Hall, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.

Image: Tina Keane, still from Deviant Beauty (1996, 10 minutes) © Tina Keane, courtesy England & Co.

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