Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
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This thesis examines key examples of video portraiture, a subgenre of 1970s video art in the United States. Through the examples three aesthetic categories are defined: mirroring, masquerade, and disrupting the male gaze. Video portrait works are framed by goals of the Women’s Liberation Movement and Second Wave Feminism.
Gauthier, Olivia, "Deconstructing the Image of Woman: Video Portraiture and Women’s Performance for the Camera 1972-1980" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.