Wednesday 28 August, 6.00pm
I will be providing a ‘walkthrough’ for the current exhibition by Lis Rhodes at Nottingham Contemporary, using her work Light Reading (1978) as a point of departure for reflecting on wider cultural and artistic contexts, conceived as different prisms through which to encounter Rhodes’ practice. The exhibition, Dissident Lines, is Rhodes’ first-ever survey, spanning almost 50 years of work. Lis Rhodes has a multifaceted practice: she is important not only as an artist, but also as a pioneering film programmer, campaigner for women's rights and an influential educator. Her practice crosses into installation, sound art, performance and writing. She was a foundational member of Circles, a feminist film and video distribution network in the UK, and one of the early members of the London Filmmakers’ Co-op. She also taught at the Slade from 1978, influencing many generations of artists.
Images above, Lis Rhodes, Light Reading (1978)