Showing Off An exhibition of moving image by women artists and film makers
Start Date: 25 March 2017
End Date: 20 May 2017
Time: 11am - 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday
Venue: Void Gallery
Address: City Factory Patrick Street Derry BT48 7EL
Telephone: 02871 308080
Email: [email protected]
Void is proud to present a programme of documentary, experimental and dramatic works in association with Women Make Movies (WMM) New York
‘Showing Off’ is an exhibition of moving image by women artists and film makers that explores the international diversity, history and achievement of women film makers and artists curated by Mhairi Sutherland.
The thematic framework is that of civil rights explored from a feminist perspective, viewed through the lens of current events impacting on movement and immigration issues. In March, the month of International Women’s Day, Void is proud to present a programme of documentary, experimental and dramatic works in association with Women Make Movies (WMM) a New York based media arts organisation. First established in 1972 in order to address both the under and misrepresentation of women in the film and media industries, WMM provides services for both makers and users of film and video.
In 1997 the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA) honoured 25 years of WMM with a special tribute and retrospective exhibition showing 25 Women Make Movies titles, whilst in the 30th anniversary year WMM presented a record breaking ten films at the Sundance Film Festival, including the Special Jury Prize winner Lourdes Portillo in January 2002. Currently WMM collects and distributes over 500 films, representing over 400 film makers, from 40 countries worldwide. Integral to the film screening season at Void will be a dynamic weekly programme of discussion and screenings of film and video made by locally based film makers, aimed at connecting the themes of the international screenings with the issues of community interest groups and individuals.