Vivienne Dick

Vivienne
Dick

Vivienne Dick is an Irish feminist experimental and documentary filmmaker. Her early films helped define the No Wave scene. According to The Irish Times, "one of the most important film-makers Ireland has produced".

Films

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    Guerillere Talks
    Experimental

    Guerillere Talks
    Vivienne Dick

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 28 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • philosophical
    • political_socialactivism
    • psychology_mentalhealth
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    She Had Her Gun All Ready
    Experimental
    Narrative

    She Had Her Gun All Ready
    Vivienne Dick

    super-8, color, sound on separate reel(s), 26.5 min
    Rental format: super8
    • political_socialactivism
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    Beauty Becomes the Beast
    Experimental

    Beauty Becomes the Beast
    Vivienne Dick

    video, color, sound, 41 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • political_socialactivism
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    Liberty's Booty
    Experimental

    Liberty's Booty
    Vivienne Dick

    video, color, sound, 48 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • ethnic_multicultural
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    Visibility: Moderate
    Experimental

    Visibility: Moderate
    Vivienne Dick

    video, color, sound, 29 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • personal_diary_journal
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    Compillation tape
    Experimental

    Compillation tape
    Vivienne Dick

    video, color, sound, 25 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • ethnic_multicultural
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    London Suite (Gettng Sucked In)
    Experimental

    London Suite (Gettng Sucked In)
    Vivienne Dick

    16mm, color, sound, 28 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • ethnic_multicultural
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    Two Pigeons
    Experimental

    Two Pigeons
    Vivienne Dick

    video, color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • art_artists
    • comedy
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    Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy, A
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy, A
    Vivienne Dick

    video, color, sound, 30 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • ethnic_multicultural
    • family
    • landscape_architecture
    • personal_diary_journal

Biography

Vivienne Dick is an Irish feminist experimental and documentary filmmaker. Her early films helped define the No Wave scene. According to The Irish Times, "one of the most important film-makers Ireland has produced".

Dick was born in Donegal and grew up in Ireland during the 1950s, attending University College there in the 1960s. She emigrated to the United States in the 1970s. Upon her arrival in the U.S., Dick became an integral figure in No Wave film culture and produced a series of seminal Super8 short films. Living in New York, which was undergoing a recession and an inexpensive place to live, many of her films were staged around well-known sites such as Coney Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center. The films featured punk performers such as Lydia Lunch, Pat Place (of the band Bush Tetras) and Adele Bertei (of The Contortions). Film critic and author J. Hoberman has called Dick the "quintessential No Wave filmmaker".