No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image — A talk by Erika Balsom

No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image — A talk by Erika Balsom

No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image — A talk by Erika Balsom
Preceded by a screening of films by Han Ok-hee and Grupo Chaski

Admission is free

November 3, 2022, 7–9:10pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us at e-flux Screening Room on Thursday, November 3, 7pm for No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image, a talk by Erika Balsom preceded by a screening of Han Ok-hee’s Untitled 77A (1977, 6 minutes) and Grupo Chaski’s Miss Universo en el Perú (1982, 32 minutes).

This screening and talk will explore the conceptualization and realization of No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image, an exhibition and cinema program that took place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in summer 2022, co-curated by Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg. At a time when feminism is enjoying a mainstream resurgence but must be reclaimed from a neoliberal emphasis on individual success, and when the hybridization of documentary and artists’ film occupies a vital place in the landscape of contemporary practices, No Master Territories made a strategic return to the past. Concentrating primarily on the period of the 1970s to 1990s, a time when women’s liberation movements took hold internationally, it staged an expansive encounter with nonfiction film and video by over 80 artists and collectives across the spaces of the gallery, the cinema, and a library. In addition to screening the two films, the event will launch the publication Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image (2022), published by MIT Press.

Erika Balsom’s talk is the fourth edition of Film Beyond Film: Art and The Moving Image, a series of monthly lectures at e-flux Screening Room by researchers whose work has formed the discourse at the intersection of modern/contemporary art and cinema, and that focus on the histories of artists’ films, situating them within broader aesthetic, political, and economic contexts.

For those who can’t attend in person, the event will be livestreamed on this same page.

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Documentary, Video Art, Experimental Film, Worldbuilding, Art History

Erika Balsom is Reader in Film Studies at King’s College London. She is the author of four books, including After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation (Columbia University Press, 2017) and TEN SKIES (Fireflies Press, 2021, shortlisted for the Kraszna Krausz prize). Her criticism appears regularly in venues such as Artforum, Cinema Scope, and 4Columns. With Hila Peleg, she is the co-curator of the exhibition No Master Territories: Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image (HKW Berlin, 2022) and co-editor of the books Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image (2022) and Documentary Across Disciplines (2016), both published by MIT Press. In 2018, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize and the Katherine Singer Kovacs essay award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

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