BY Jennifer Higgie in Podcasts | 01 AUG 20

Bow Down: Laura Mulvey on Chantal Akerman

BY Jennifer Higgie in Podcasts | 01 AUG 20

The renowned film theorist Laura Mulvey – who, in the 1975 article ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ coined the term ‘the male gaze’ – discusses the life and work of the influential avant-garde feminist filmmaker and artist, Chantal Akerman, who died in 2015. According to Mulvey, Chantal, who was enormously prolific, was one of the most influential filmmakers in history, the creator of ‘women’s cinema’  who ‘turned filmmaking upside down’.

Jennifer Higgie is a writer who lives in London. Her book The Mirror and the Palette – Rebellion, Revolution and Resilience: 500 Years of Women’s Self-Portraits is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, and she is currently working on another – about women, art and the spirit world.