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A Cinematic Evening of Clips & Conversation Featuring THE HERETICS & WOMEN ART REVOLUTION

  • 02 Mar 2010
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Intersection for Arts, 446 Valencia St (between 15 & 16th Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103
Intersection for the Arts and Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM) are proud to present a cinematic evening of
"Clips and Conversation" featuring a sneak peak at two new, soon-to-be released documentary films: 
both focusing on aspects of the feminist art movement and feminist art pioneers.

Join our featured guests (listed below)
for a rare opportunity to not only view sneak peaks of clips from these two, exciting new documentaries but also take part in an intimate, post-screening discussion about the making of these films and the art and politics surrounding the feminist art movement.

This Special Event is FREE for current Intersection and/or BAWFM Members

General Admission Tickets for Non-Members are on a sliding scale of $5-$15

This event WILL SELL OUT!

You can purchase tickets online through
Intersection for the Arts only by clicking here.

Call: 415-626-2787 x.109 or Visit:


THE HERETICS ( by filmmaker Joan Braderman reveals the inside story of Heresies, a feminist art collective that was the epicenter of the 1970's art world in Lower Manahattan.

WOMEN ART REVOLUTION ( - now in post-production and to be completed in Spring of 2010 - by acclaimed Bay Area artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson, reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

Join our featured guests for a rare opportunity to not only view sneak peaks of clips from these two, exciting new documentaries but also take part in an intimate, post-screening discussion about the making of these films and the art and politics surrounding the feminist art movement. 

Please feel free to visit Intersection for the Art's Gallery early before the event to check out the upstairs exhibit - 'The Bodies Are Back' by the renowned British artists and pioneer of feminist art - Margaret Harrison.

Crescent Diamond, Producer, THE HERETICS
Lynn Hershman Leeson (invited), Writer/Director/Producer/Editor, WOMEN ART REVOLUTION
Margaret Harrison, artist, 'The Bodies Are Back' exhibition
Jillian Sandell, Associate Professor in the Department of Women & Gender Studies at San Francisco State University
Simone Nelson, Discussion Moderator and President, Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM)

'Clips and Conversation' is part of the Open Process Series for 'The Bodies Are Back' a gallery exhibition by the renowned British artist and pioneer of feminist art Margaret Harrison, who revisits the themes of her very early work exploring notions of the human body as an object of sexuality, consumption, and gaze.

The Bodies Are Back art from Intersection

'The Bodies Are Back' is now at Intersection for the Arts
through March 27th, 2010.
For more information, click here.

This event is part of Intersection for the Arts' Open Process program which emphasizes the infinite possibilities that exist within the creative process and integrates the artistic process with a parallel community-based process that often includes partnerships, community storytelling and writing projects, and other methods for reaching and involving new people during the artistic development process. The series is designed to share work as it is being shaped in order to encourage new perspectives and ideas.

About the Artists

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Joan Braderman


Joan Braderman holds a B.A. from Harvard and M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from New York University. Her award-winning documentaries and art videos (such as Joan Does Dynesty, 1986 and Joan Sees Stars, 1992) have been shown on PBS, cable, in galleries, at festivals, and at universities internationally and are in the permanent collections of museums such as the Stedelijk, Amsterdam; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

She is a founder of
HERESIES: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, and writing by and about her has appeared in such places as: The Village Voice, The Independent, Time Out, Afterimage, The London Guardian, and "Illuminations; An Essential Guide to Video Art."

Joan received a retrospective at the De Cordova Museum; the Koopman Chair in the Visual Arts at Hartford Art School; and the 2002 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Video, Portugal.

Grants include: National Endowment for the Arts, N.Y.; Massachusetts State Councils for the Arts; and the American Film Institute. Joan has also taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Boston Museum School, and the London Art Institute. Click here to learn more about her new documentary The Heretics.

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Lynn Hershman Leeson


Over the last three decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies and her investigations of issues that are now recognized as key to the working of our society: identity in a time of consumerism, privacy in an era of surveillance, interfacing of humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual worlds. In 2007 a retrospective at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, Autonomous Agents, featured a comprehensive range- from the Roberta Breitmore series (1974-78) to videos from the 1980s and interactive installations that use the Internet and artificial intelligence software. Her influential early ventures into performance and photography are also featured in the current touring exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, organized by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Hershman Leeson is presently at work on a feature-length documentary about the revolutionary feminist art movement called Women Art Revolution. Click here for more information on the film.

Secret Agents Private I, The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson was published by The University of California Press in 2005 on the occasion of another retrospective at the Henry Gallery in Seattle. Her three feature films- Strange Culture, Teknolust, Conceiving Ada- have been part of the Sundance Film Festival and The Berlin International Film Festival, among others, and have won numerous awards.

Work by Lynn Hershman Leeson is featured in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the William Lehmbruck Museum, the ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Walker Art Center and the University Art Museum, Berkeley, in addition to the celebrated private collections of Donald Hess and Arturo Schwarz, among many others. Commissions include projects for the Tate Modern, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, De Young Museum, Daniel Langois and Stanford University, and Charles Schwab.

Recently honored with grants from Creative Capital and the National Endowment for the Arts, she is also the recipient of a Siemens International Media Arts Award, the Flintridge Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, Prix Ars Electronica, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize. In 2004 Stanford University Libraries acquired Hershman Leeson's working archive. Hershman Leeson is Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis and an A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University.

Margaret Harrison 1971
Margaret Harrison, 1971


Margaret Harrison, renowned British artist and pioneer of feminist art, has produced bodies of work dealing with homeworkers, rape, domestic abuse, war's impact on women, fame and celebrity status, and beauty as depicted by the cosmetics industry. Harrison has been featured in over 20 solo exhibitions. Her work is in the public collections of the Tate Gallery, Arts Council of England, K√ľnsthaus Zurich, Victoria & Albert Museum, U.C. Davis and Manchester Metropolitan University Harrison. She also recently participated in the 11th International Istanbul Biennial in Fall 2009 as the only British artist and in WACK:Art and the Feminist Revolution. She lectures and shows her work internationally, mainly in North America and the UK, but also Germany, Holland, Austria Australia Canada and China, most recently at Cornerhouse Manchester in the Intertwining Line and Drawing Review at the Ronald Feldman gallery New York. 

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