21 February 2024, Clore Auditorium, Tate Britain
From legendary protest singer Peggy Seeger to contemporary artist filmmaker Sarah Wood, the experience of the women’s peace camp at Greenham Common is a secret thread running through British feminist art making. Club des Femmes set up camp at Tate Britain to learn from Greenham’s feminist art practices, histories and struggles. Our programme will include films by Sandra Lahire and Sarah Wood, alongside newly digitised footage from Beeban Kidron and Amanda Richardson’s revolutionary work of British feminism on film made with stolen cameras, Carry Greenham Home.
Club des Femmes will be in conversation following the screening.
Three Minute Warning (Sarah Wood, 2012), 3 mins, video
Serpent River (Sandra Lahire, 1989) 31 Minutes, 16mmm/digital
Footage from Carry Greenham Home (Beeban Kidron/Amanda Richardson, 1983)
Through a Radical Lens is a moving image programme takes up the themes of Tate Britain’s current exhibition ‘Women in Revolt: Art, Activism and the Women Movement in the UK 1970-1990’ by a series of screening showing the film and videos practices of UK based feminist artists then and now. The Clore auditorium, and other London venues such as the BFI Southbank and Chelsea Space, become spaces for debate around moving image works already well regarded or rarely seen, screening archival restorations beside works recently made. The screenings and conversations of Through A Radical Lens revisit urgencies of the 1970s and 1980s which are still current today.
Programmed by Lucy Reynolds, with curatorial contributions from Club des Femmes, Karen di Franco for Chelsea Space, and Rachel Garfield and Will Fowler at BFI Southbank.