Rachel Garfield, The Struggle: a trilogy

10 Nov 2021-29 Jan 2022
PV 15 Nov 2021, 6-9pm


The Struggle is a trilogy of three video works commissioned by Beaconsfield and developed with a range of partners to explore the impact of familial interactions on the formation of subjectivity.

The three films, The Straggle (2012), Opening Up (2015) and A Glimpse (2019) are exhibited together for the first time and  explore generational, familial, ideological political and social shifts between the mid to late 20th century and the early 21st century, as a negotiated and lived experience. The springboard for each of the films are interviews conducted with people whose parents were either political activists, military personnel, or practising Catholics respectively.

Monday 15 November from 6pm
Join us to celebrate the exhibition, and launch Garfield’s new book Experimental Filmmaking and Punk Feminist Audio Visual Culture in the 1970s and 1980s, published by Bloomsbury. Gavin Butt in conversation with Rachel Garfield.

Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm discussion and book signing.


Rachel Garfield

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