European Women’s Video Art | Book Launch at TATE Modern

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Elaine Shemilt and Dr Laura Leuzzi in conversation with Professor Laura Mulvey about their new book aiming to recover the seminal contribution of women video artists

European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s is the main output of the eponymous research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

The book retraces some of the stories of early women artists’ video experimentation in Europe and their achievements, featuring chapters on fundamental case studies of early video artworks, themes, genres and geographical areas. The publication aims to contribute to a reassessment of women artists involvement in early video art and strength their profiles and identities within the art historical canon.

“European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s brings a nearly forgotten moment in the history of women’s art practice back to life, vividly evoking its special sense of excitement and promise that still resonates across time.” – Laura Mulvey
Period24 Sept 2019
Held atTATE Modern, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Video Art
  • Feminist Art