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Nightcleaners

Nightcleaners

The Ambiguities of Activism and the Limits of Production

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Nightcleaners
Source:
Art Labor, Sex Politics
Author(s):
Siona Wilson
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816685738.003.0001

Chapter One establishes the political and aesthetic setting for the book through a reading of Nightcleaners (1972-5)--an experimental documentary by the Berwick Street Film Collective--and its controversial reception. A newly radicalized film culture after May ’68 and a highly charged feminist activist campaign generate a remarkable visual document.

Keywords:   Feminism, feminist art, avant-garde, conceptual art, photography, film, performance, collectivity, sexuality

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