Genevieve Yue Open Lecture: “Girl Head: Feminism and Film Materiality”

A101, EKA

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Critic and film curator Genevieve Yue (USA) will give an open lecture “Girl head: Feminism and Film Materiality” at 17.30 on November 20 in auditorium A-101, EKA.

Genevieve Yue is one of the curators of the artist film programme “Polar Coordinates” by Tallinn Photomonth, screened at PÖFF Expanded 2023 in Tallinn.

Genevieve Yue’s recent book Girl Head: Feminism and Film Materiality (Fordham University Press, 2020) explores how gender and sexual difference have been deeply embedded within film materiality. In rich archival and technical detail, Yue examines three sites of technical film production: the film laboratory, editing practices and the film archive. Within each site, she locates a common motif, the vanishing female body, which is transformed into material to be used in the making of a film. This talk will explore the book’s theory of gender and film materiality through readings of narrative film, early cinema, experimental film and moving image art.

Genevieve Yue is an associate professor of culture and media and director of the Screen Studies program at the New School.
She has programmed films at Anthology Film Archives, Metrograph, MassArt, and other venues.
Her essays and criticism have appeared in Mubi, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, and Reverse Shot, and she is author of Girl Head: Feminism and Film Materiality (Fordham University Press, 2021). She is based in New York City.

The lecture is organised in collaboration of Tallinn Photomonth and Contemporary Art MA program, EKA.

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