Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

Lis Rhodes, Telling Invents Told, 2019. Courtesy The Visible Press
Lis Rhodes, Telling Invents Told, 2019. Courtesy The Visible Press
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Telling Invents Told is the first collection of writings by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes. It includes the influential essay ‘Whose History’ alongside texts from works such as Light Reading, Pictures on Pink Paper or A Cold Draft, together with new and previously unpublished materials. Since the 1970s, Rhodes has been making radical and experimental work that challenges hegemonic narratives and the power structures of language. Her writing addresses urgent political issues – from the refugee crisis to workers’ rights, police brutality, discrimination and homelessness – as well as film history and theory, from a feminist perspective. An important figure at the London Film-Makers Co-operative, Rhodes was also a founding member of Circles, the first British distributor of film and video by women artists.

Join us for a live reading and in-conversation with Lis Rhodes, Aura Satz and Maria Palacios Cruz (The Visible Press).

The Visible Press is an independent imprint for books on cinema and writings by filmmakers, dedicated to producing high quality and lasting publications of writings that might not otherwise be available. Based in London, the press is managed by film curators Mark Webber and María Palacios Cruz.

Aura Satz is Moving Image Tutor and Reader in Fine Art (Sound and Moving Image) on the Contemporary Art Practice programme at the Royal College of Art. Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. Her work has been performed, screened and exhibited nationally and internationally, including Tate Modern; Tate Britain; Hayward Gallery; BFI Southbank; Whitechapel Gallery; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; Sydney Biennale; Oberhausen Short Film Festival; the Rotterdam Film Festival; the New York Film Festival; and Anthology Film Archives, among others. In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Samsung Art+ Award and the Jarman Award.