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Screening and Book Launch | Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

18:00 on 6 December 2019
CCA Cinema

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“Lis Rhodes is an artist who takes words seriously, whether spoken, on the page or on the screen. Telling Invents Told draws together texts and images from across a career committed to unpicking the power relations of language. The book provides a rich inventory of texts written for a range of purposes: to accompany film images, to question established histories and advocate for the women left out of them, and, in extracts from her recent visual essay Journal of Disbelief, to call out injustices in all of their many forms. This indispensable volume offers a valuable opportunity to appreciate the inventiveness of Rhodes’ writing and its vital role in understanding her art.”

Dr. Lucy Reynolds, University of Westminster, London

A screening selected and introduced by artist, curator and writer Lucy Reynolds, part one of a two-part book launch in Glasgow of Telling Invents Told, the first collection of writings by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes, published by The Visible Press earlier this year.

Since the 1970s, Rhodes has been making radical and experimental work that challenges hegemonic narratives and the power structures of language. Her writing addresses urgent political issues, as well as film history and theory, from a feminist perspective.

Copies of Telling Invents Told will be available to purchase for £20 (regular price £22)


Lis Rhodes, Notes From Light Music, 1975–77. 16mm transferred to video, 12 min

Lis Rhodes, Pictures on Pink Paper, 1982. 16mm transferred to video, 35 min

Lis Rhodes, Hang on A Minute/No 8 Bus, 1983. 16mm transferred to video, 1 min

Lis Rhodes, Orifso, 1999. SD video, 12 min

Lis Rhodes, Riff, 2004. SD video, 18 min

Programme duration: 78 mins + introduction by Lucy Reynolds


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Image credit: Lis Rhodes, Notes From Light Music, 1975–77. Courtesy the artist and LUX

Image credit: Lis Rhodes, Notes From Light Music, 1975–77. Courtesy the artist and LUX