Early Interview of Cecilia Dougherty by Artist Amy Sillman

Cecilia Dougherty: An Interview

Cecilia Dougherty, video still from 2003 interview by Amy Sillman
Cecilia Dougherty, Video Data Bank interview by Amy Sillman, 2003

Available at the Video Data Bank

2003 | 00:43:33 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: FeminismFilm or VideomakingLGBTQSexuality

In this interview Cecilia Dougherty describes her work and her explorations into family interactions, outsider psychology, role-playing, lesbian sexuality, and popular culture. Her videos Grapefruit (1989) and Coal Miner’s Granddaughter (1991) work from within mass culture norms to create a lesbian dialogue within the “normal”—what Dougherty calls “the life of the ordinary lesbian and her working-class family.” Her more recent vides explore lesbian identity within a separate social sphere.

Interviewed by Amy Sillman in 2003, edited in 2013.

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