Visibility: Moderate

Vivienne Dick

Description

Made in super-8mm with sound, as if it were the naive travel diary of a tourist, who does not fail to plant a kiss on the Blarney stone, the film delivers its overdue punches with three late scenes: the Irish nostalgia for political credibility poignantly comes through the hesitant allusions to Larkin and Connelly in the speech of a young man to our heroine; then, in the film’s best moments, the agony of Ireland is encapsulated by the contrast of one woman singing a sermon on the street about the Virgin Mary and another describing her prison humiliations. By picking up on the excremental aspect of the prison abuse right after the inflated purity of the sermon, Dick demonstrates her sensitivity to the parameters of Ireland’s oppression.’ (P. Adams Sitney, Village Voice April 1983, sourced from http://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/vivienne_dick/visibility_moderate.html on July 18th 2016)

Details
Title

Visibility: Moderate

Year

1981

Creator

Vivienne Dick

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Feature

Genre

Parody, Travelogue, Feminist, Portrait

Subject

Gibson, Maureen, Oppression, Irinsky, Margaret Ann, Ireland, Tourism

Language

English (eng)

Duration

38 minutes

Original format

to be confirmed

Aspect ratio

to be confirmed

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

to be confirmed

Artist website

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

Link to work

no online link available