Critical Writing Index

I Say I Am: Women's Performance Video from the 1970's

by Maria Troy

Video Data Bank, 2012, p. not numbered

Troy's text surveys the video performances (culled from the Video Data Bank) of eleven women artists made between 1972 and 1980.

"Moving through an array of visual and performative strategies, these video artworks form a lingering meditation on how bodies are made to appear and signify. They complicate the personal and the political, and assert this intersection as a negotiation that remains fundamental to the formation of a subject in social space."

Keywords: autobiography, identity, female stereotypes, feminism, Body Art, sexuality, motherhood, domesticity, death, familial relationships, family

ITEM 2012.93 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Willoughby Sharp

NowLynda Benglis

Vito Acconci

Joan Jonas

Learn Where the Meat Comes FromSuzanne Lacy

Hey! Baby! Chickey!Nina Sobell

Chicken on FootNina Sobell

Semiotics of the KitchenMartha Rosler

Feathers: An IntroductionBarbara Latham

Beaver ValleyJanice Tanaka

Two FacesHermine Freed

Let It BeSteina Vasulka

Mitchell's DeathLinda Montano

Take OffSusan Mogul

Adventures of a NurseEleanor Antin