Kelly, Mary (9 of 10).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2004-09-13, 2004-09-14

  • Recording locations

    The British Library, London

  • Interviewees

    Kelly, Mary, 1941- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 9: Tape 5: Side B: MK recalls how PPD influenced by discussion within The History Group and Lacan Reading Group; refers to Jaqueline Rose JR, Parveen Adams, Rosalind Coward, Sue Lipshitz, Sally Humphries, Elizabeth Wilson; recalls working on Lacan's 'The Signification of the Phallus' and discussing 'Reflections on the Ego'. MK talks about processes involved in PPD. Refers to Michelle Montrelay and the magazine MF, to criticism of structuralist paradigm and refers to Jakobson. Further reflections on processes of PPD. Recalls influence of Journals like Spare Rib, Feminist Review, MF, Ideology and Consciousness and Screen Magazine. Refers to Elizabeth Cowie, Jacques Donzelot, Mark Cousins and Paul Hirst. MK draws attention to notion of impossibility of relative autonomy. Recalls showing first part of PPD in Newcastle in 1974/75 and at the ICA in 1976 where Conceptual artists included Michael Craig Martin and Dan Graham. Mentions influence on MK of filmmakers using real time. Recalls asking Timothy Clark to write article on Olympia for Screen when Mark Nash editor; mentions Griselda Pollock and article on Van Gogh also Peter Wollen and Victor Burgin's participation and MK's article on Modernist Criticism. Reflections on notions of originality and authorship. Recalls context of Interim and Gloria Patri and argument that there is no such thing as Feminist Art just Art informed by Feminism. Mentions Michael Nyman's musical score for The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi. Talks about altering aspect of a specific historical moment.

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