retaped Rape

retaped Rape

by Fiona Rukschcio

Tuesday 18 June 2013, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London

The ACF presents a special screening of Fiona Rukschcio’s video work Retaped Rape, originally produced for the Secession in Vienna in 2012. The film is based on Rape (1968) by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Rukschcio re-filmed the original, in which a young woman is followed by a camera crew through the streets of London and back to her apartment, using the same shots in the same locations, but without the woman.

This shift raises a series of questions about the links between camera idiom, gazes, violence, and places as collective storehouses of memory.

A special guest speaker at this event will be London-based art critic Katy Deepwell. She is editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal which was part of Documenta 12 Magazines Project in 2007. n.paradoxa is an art magazine which publishes articles on women artists from around the world.