Editorial 28 June 2017

In The Second Woman, a hugely popular, cinematically framed durational performance created by female artists in Hobart’s Dark Mofo, Nat Randall [above] plays out one scene over and over, each time with a different man from the general public, yielding a telling variety of outcomes. At the Sydney Film Festival, rarely seen films made by women in Sydney in the 70s and 80s reveal the power and potential of feminist experimental and documentary filmmaking. Also at SFF and in her first film, Su Goldfish constructs a life of her father from fragments. At the MCA, Zanny Begg and Elise McLeod’s video work The City of Ladies provokes questions about the representation of women by women in utopian scenarios. We go to Tokyo with Philipa Rothfield and lend an ear to Mexico City with Ann Deslandes. We’re having a two-week mid-Winter break and, rested and energised, will be back with you on 19 July. If you haven’t yet donated to RealTime, please do so over the next two days; every dollar makes a difference for the arts. Keith & Virginia

Top image credit: Nat Randall and participant, The Second Woman, photo Zan Wimberley

28 June 2017