Visiting Film / Video Artist & Speakers Series Spring 2023:
Cecelia Condit: Selected Works
Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 7:30 pm in Lecture Hall 6 TRT 70 min.
Program: I’ve Been Afraid (video, color, 6:30 min., 2020) / Possibly in Michigan (video, color, 11:45 min., 1983) / Suburbs of Eden (video, color, 15:41 min., 1996) / All About a Girl (video, color, 5:27 min., 2004) / Beneath the Skin (video, color, 11:31 min., 1981) / We Were Hardly More Than Children (video, color, 9:05 min., 2019) / AI and I (video, color, 7 min., 2021) / PLUS: a new project in progress (excerpt, 3 min.)
Since 1981, CECELIA CONDIT’s videos have created heroines whose lives swing between beauty and the grotesque, innocence and cruelty, youth and fragility. Her work puts a subversive spin on the traditional mythology of women in film and the psychology of sexuality and violence. Exploring the dark side of female subjectivity, her “feminist fairy tales” focus on friendships, age, and the natural world. She has shown internationally in festivals, museums, and alternative spaces, and is represented in collections including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Centre Georges Pompidou Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France. She has received numerous film festival awards, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, American Film Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Mary L. Nohl Foundation. She’s a professor emerita in the Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was the director of the graduate program in film for 30 years.