Beauty Becomes the Beast

Vivienne Dick

Description

Beauty Becomes the Beast describes a random access world mediated by TV images and shards of popular culture. The film features a powerful performance by Lydia Lunch regressing from adulthood to childhood, hinting at a sexually abusive past. As in many of Dick’s films, it concerns itself with the position of woman as subject and the way women experience patriarchal law and the heterosexual order.’ (Sourced from http://maeveconnolly.net/wp/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Vivienne-Dick-Film-Programme.pdf on July 18th 2016)

Details
Title

Beauty Becomes the Beast

Year

1979

Creator

Vivienne Dick

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Feature

Genre

Feminist, Portrait, Music

Subject

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks (Musical group), Lunch, Lydia, Bertei, Adele, No wave (Music), Patriarchy, Punk culture

Language

English (eng)

Duration

40 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: Super 8mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Vivienne Dick

Artist website

http://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/vivienne_dick/

Link to work

no online link available