Vivienne Dick - Between Truth and Fiction

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This DVD features five films by Vivienne Dick from various times in her life, and is meant as an introduction to the breadth of her work: Beauty Becomes the Beast is from her early suite of films made in the ‘No Wave’ scene of 1970s New York; Visibility MVivienne Dick (b. 1950, Ireland) is an internationally-celebrated film-maker and artist. A key figure of the ‘No Wave’ movement in New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s, she has gone on to develop an extraordinary body of work, which has been shown in cinemas, films festivals and art galleries around the world.

This DVD features five films by Vivienne Dick from various times in her life, and is meant as an introduction to the breadth of her work: Beauty Becomes the Beast is from her early suite of films made in the ‘No Wave’ scene of 1970s New York; Visibility Moderate and Like Dawn to Dust, coincide with her return to Ireland from New York; A Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy, is a unique approach to the family portrait; and Saccade, an impressionistic filmette highlighting Dick’s fascination with colour and movement.  

Shot on Super-8, 16mm and video, Dick’s film-making practice slips between fiction and documentary, using elements of both, along with fragmentary narrative, dislocated imagery and compelling self-reflexive performances.

Between Truth and Fiction includes both a 100 page full-colour publication, with newly-commissioned essays on Dick’s work, and a DVD of five selected films spanning the three decades of Dick’s practice.

DVD Contents:
Beauty Becomes The Beast, 40 mins, Super-8 / video, 1979
Visibility Moderate, 45 mins, Super-8 / video, 1981  
Like Dawn to Dust, 6 mins, Super-8 / video, 1983    
A Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy, 28 mins, video, 1994
Saccade, 3 mins, video, 2004

Book editor: Treasa O’Brien
Book contributors: Maeve Connolly, Rachel Garfield, Bev Zalcock

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Price: 

20.00 GBP

Publisher: 

Label: 

Lux

Publishing date: 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Runtime: 

122

Discs: 

1

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

DD2.0