This kaleidoscopic collection of essays, interviews,
photographs, and artist-designed pages chronicles the vibrant and influential
history of experimental cinema in the San Francisco Bay Area. Encompassing
historical, cultural, and aesthetic realms, Radical Light features critical
analyses of films and videos, reminiscences from artists, and interviews
with pioneering filmmakers, curators, and archivists. It explores artistic
movements, film and video exhibition and distribution, artists' groups,
and Bay Area film schools.
"Ripe Grapefruit: Ten Years of Video Art in San Francisco,
Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Perverse Modernities)
Product Description (from Amazon.com)
"Time Binds is a powerful argument that temporal and sexual dissonance are intertwined, and that the writing of history can be both embodied and erotic. Challenging queer theory" recent emphasis on loss and trauma, Elizabeth Freeman foregrounds bodily pleasure in the experience and representation of time as she interprets an eclectic archive of queer literature, film, video, and art. She examines work by visual artists who emerged in a commodified, "postfeminist," and "postgay" world. Yet they do not fully accept the dissipation of political and critical power implied by the idea that various political and social battles have been won and are now consigned to the past."
Elizabeth Freemon discusses my 1991 videotape Coal Miner's Granddaughter in depth in the first chapter, titled "Junk Inheritances, Bad Timing: Familial Arrhythmia in Three Working-Class Dyke Narratives."Download chapter text here >