Lecture Series Art & the Moving Image
Su Friedrich: How to Drag Your
Private Life, Kicking and Screaming, Into the Public: Looking Back at Forty-One Years of Filmmaking
Series “Art & the Moving Image”
Department of Media Theory, Univ.Prof. Dr. Gabriele Jutz
will present a “clip talk” that surveys many of her twenty-three films, including Gently Down the Stream (1981), Sink or Swim
(1990), Hide and Seek (1996), and her most recent works. For each work, she will give a brief summary of the motivations,
ideas, and formal concerns involved in making the film and then show a three-to-five minute excerpt.
Friedrich’s films have roots in the American avant-garde cinema and in the feminist reassessment of modern society. Her films
and videos have been featured in twenty-one retrospectives at major museums and film festivals, including the Museum of Modern
Art, the Whitney Museum, the Anthology Film Archives and the National Film Theater in London. They have been widely screened
at film festivals, universities and art centers, have been extensively written about, and have won numerous awards, including
the Grand Prix for Sink or Swim from the Melbourne International Film Festival. Her DVD collection is distributed by Outcast
Films. She teaches video production at Princeton University.