A3 Book chapter
Early ‘Female’ Video Experiments in Nordic Countries in the 1970s and 1980s

List of Authors: Jon Blackwood, Maeve Connolly, Cinzia Cremona, Sean Cubitt, Malcolm Dickson, Catherine Elwes, Slavko Kacunko, Marika Kuzmic, Laura Leuzzi, Adam Lockhart, Stephen Partridge, Lorella Scacco, Elaine Shemilt, Emile Shemilt.
Publication year: 2019
Book title *: European Women’s Video Art: European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s
Number of pages: 214
ISBN: 978-0-86196-734-6


The EWVA book is the main output of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project 'EWVA European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s' which focused on the under-researched area of women artists' early video experimentation in the 1970s and 1980s within Europe. The research project consisted of the Principal Investigator, Professor Elaine Shemilt (DJCAD, University of Dundee), the Co-investigator Professor Stephen Partridge and myself, Dr Laura Leuzzi, as Post-Doctoral Research Assistant.

The book will retrace some of the stories of early women artists' video experimentation in Europe, and their achievements, and will feature chapters on some fundamental case studies of European women artists' early video artworks to the benefit of academia and the general public. The book aims to contribute to reassess women artists’ involvement in early video art in strengthening their profiles and identities within the art historical canon. 

The volume will include chapters on themes and trends in early women artists' video in Europe including self-portraiture (Leuzzi), traces and the apparatus (Partridge), closed-circuit video (Kacunko), Nature/Urban (Lockhart), romance and eroticism (Cremona) and motherhood (Elwes). Some chapters will focus on selected under-researched case studies from specific European regions including the Balkans (Blackwood), Northen Europe (Lorella Scacco), Poland (Kuzmicz) and Ireland (Connolly).

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