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Complete Works of Joyce Wieland, The: Vol. 4 Reason Over Passion

by CFMDC Special Edition & Wieland, Joyce
Canada / 2011 / sound
English

A multi-disciplinary artist who produced work in a wide variety of media, Wieland's intelligent and irreverent explorations of female sexuality, domestic life, ecology and Canadian nationalism put her at the forefront of feminist practice. Wieland made her mark in the film underground in New York in the 1960s, where she was associated with structural filmmakers such as Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton. While here films employ materialist formal strategies, the irony and socio-political content of her work sets her apart from her structuralist compatriots, as does her exploration of narrative.

The collection is accompanied by critical texts by scholars Kristy Holmes, Anne Low, Allyson Mitchell, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof, Johanne Sloan and Leila Sujir. It will be of vital interest to film- and art-lovers alike, as well as those involved in the fields of film studies and production, visual arts, art history and women's studies.


Volume 4: 1969

La raison avant la passion/Reason Over Passion
1969, 83.40 min

"Joyce Wieland's films are among the most endearing I have ever seen, making her point and sealing the issue in a womanly way without any concern for ragged edges. La Raison Avant la Passion is a whirlwind view of Canada with an anti-dialectical premise." - Douglas Pringle, ArtsCanada

"Reason Over Passion... is Joyce Wieland's major film so far. With its many eccentricities, it is a glyph of her artistic personality; a lyric vision tempered by an aggressive form and a visionary patriotism mixed with ironic self parody. It is a film to be seen many times." - P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture

Volume 4 Study Guide by Anne Low


Category

  • art and artists
  • work by/about women

Exhibition Formats

  • DVD NTSC

Genre

  • experimental
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