Vivienne Dick

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Vivienne Dick is an Irish experimental and documentary filmmaker.

She was born in Dublin but moved to the United States in the 1970s. In the U.S., Dick became active in No Wave film culture and produced a series of Super8 short films. Many of her films were staged around well-known New York City sites such as Coney Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center. The films featured punk performers such as Lydia Lunch, Pat Place (of the band Bush Tetras) and Adele Bertei (of The Contortions). Film critic and author J. Hoberman has called Dick the "quintessential No Wave filmmaker"."A context for Vivienne Dick," October, no. 20, Spring 1982, pp. 102–106

In 1982 Dick moved to Ireland, and then to London where she continued making films.

Dick's work formed part of two major retrospectives of American avant garde film: No Wave Cinema 1978-87 (1996) at the Whitney Museum, New York and Big as Life: An American History of Super8 Film (1999) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.Dick currently teaches filmmaking at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Dick is making a documentary on underground Irish bands. She is also planning another feminist classic, "I Ain't Feelin' It."

She is referenced by the feminist dance-punk group, Le Tigre, in their song "Hot Topic."


Vivienne's work featured in the Tate Modern, London from Friday 10 September – Tuesday 14 September...
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