Try Lizzie Borden: Derry Film and Video Workshop & distribution beyond the Broadcast Ban

Harbison, Isobel. 2022. Try Lizzie Borden: Derry Film and Video Workshop & distribution beyond the Broadcast Ban. Try Lizzie Borden, [Article]

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An article tracing the influence of seminar queer, feminist US filmmaker Lizzie Borden on a selection of feminist filmmakers and films made in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, including excerpts of interviews with the filmmakers.

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This essay was commissioned by Project Visual Arts in response to the exhibition Open the book at a different page – Derry Film and Video Workshop (2021), by Ciara Phillips and Sara Greavu, co-commissioned with EVA International. It is published on the occasion of the seminar event Tapes under the bed, convened in partnership between IMMA, Project Arts Centre and The School of Art and Design, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Supported by Goldsmiths, University of London, the Association for Art History, UK, Tapes under the bed is curated by Dr Isobel Harbison, Lecturer, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London and Sara Greavu, Curator, Project Arts Centre, Dublin.


Lizzie Borden; Born in Flames; Pat Murphy; Maeve; Derry Film and Video Collective; Margo Harkin; Anne Crilly; Mother Ireland; feminist film; Queer film; Queer theory; broadcast ban; abortion

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26 November 2022Published

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06 Jan 2023 11:53

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06 Jan 2023 11:58


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