The Writers Series

00:41:00 | 1 DVD

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: AIDS/HIV, Artist Portraits, City, Documentary, Feminism, Interview, Language, LGBTQ, Literature, Poetry, Portrait

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The Writers Series

The Writers Series consists of a number of video portraits of writers whose work I love.

— Cecilia Dougherty

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Cecilia Dougherty
1998 | 11:25
Cecilia Dougherty, Laurie
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Laurie was inspired by Laurie Weeks’ uncanny ability to simultaneously embody her characters and write them from a clear distance. The text in question is just a few paragraphs from a draft of the novel Zipper Mouth, more than ten years in the...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, city, documentary, feminism, interview, lgbtq, literature

Cecilia Dougherty
1998 | 11:05
Cecilia Dougherty, Leslie
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In the early 1990s, I went to a reading by Leslie Scalapino at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. I could not understand the writing, which can seem difficult and unwieldy to a reader unaccustomed to language poetry, and understood less the...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, documentary, interview, language, poetry

Cecilia Dougherty
2000 | 10:16
Cecilia Dougherty, Eileen
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This video is an unabashed fan letter to poet Eileen Myles. As in Laurie, my desire was to romanticize the poet, but not through her writing so much as through her reputation as the natural born child of the New York School and the Beats. I shot the...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, city, documentary, interview, poetry

Cecilia Dougherty, Kevin & Cedar
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I arranged a visit to poet/novelist Kevin Killian’s South of Market apartment in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of him, and when I arrived he had a guest, poet Cedar Sigo. They had corresponded earlier, but were meeting for the first time, and...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: aids/hiv, artist portraits, city, documentary, interview, poetry