Cinema Remixed and Reloaded
Black Women and the Moving Image Since 1970
Andrea Barnwell Brownlee and Valerie Cassel Oliver
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Cinema Remixed and Reloaded is a daring, bold, innovative look at black women artists and video art. This historical survey examines an intriguing and unbounded scope of work, including experimental film, projections, and installations. Creative projects by established artists who became interested in time-based media several decades ago, such as Camille Billops, Barbara McCullough, Howardena Pindell, and Adrian Piper, are presented alongside such midcareer artists as Berni Searle, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, and Carrie Mae Weems, who continually garner international acclaim. Works by emerging artists, including Elizabeth Axtman, Debra Edgerton, Lauren Kelley, Jessica Ann Peavy, Pamela Sunstrum, and Lauren Woods, are also featured. While exploring personal experiences and dissecting popular visual culture, the artists in Cinema Remixed and Reloaded provide relevant views on several important topics - memory, loss, alienation, racial politics, gender inequities, empowerment, and the pursuit of power.
- Published: 2008
- Subject Listing: Film Studies, Contemporary Art, African American Studies, Women's Studies
- Bibliographic information: 196 pp., 82 color illus., 10 x 10 in.
- Distributed for: Contemporary Art Museum Houston and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Andrea Barnwell Brownlee is director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta. Valerie Cassel Oliver is curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Other contributors include Isolde Brielmaier, Rhea Combs, Romi Crawford, Makeba Dixon-Hill, Merrill Falkenberg, Leslie King-Hammond, Lowery Stokes Sims, and Anne Collins Smith.
President's Foreword / Beverly Daniel Tatum
Director's Foreword / Linda Shearer
Preface and Acknowledgments / Andrea Barnwell Brownlee and Valerie Cassel Oliver
Reflections on Art as a Verb: Twenty Years Later, in the New Millennium, Interview with Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, and Howardena Pindell / Leslie King-Hammond and Lowery Stokes Sims
Power to the People: Video's Legacy as a Medium for Social Change / Merrill Falkenberg
Amateurism and Auteurism: Contrary Instincts in Black Women's Experimental Film Forms / Romi Crawford
Between Artifice and Authenticity: The Black Female Body in Performance / Valerie Cassel Oliver
The Skin I'm In: Black Women, Color, and Video Art / Andrea Barnwell Brownlee
Transformer: Video Installation, Space, and the Art of Immersion / Isolde Brielmaier
Interview with Camille Billops / Rhea L. Combs
Race, Representation and the Moving Image / Valerie Cassel Oliver
Art, History and Culture: Select Chronology of Black Women and the Moving Image