View of “Reproductive Labour,” 2011.

View of “Reproductive Labour,” 2011.

“Reproductive Labour”

The Showroom

View of “Reproductive Labour,” 2011.

Cinenova is a UK-based distributor of films and videos by women. Its complete collection—with works dating from 1920 to 2000 and ranging from artist’s films to documentary and educational videos to narrative feature films—was presented for viewing in the exhibition “Reproductive Labour: An exhibition exploring the work of Cinenova.” Visitors could choose works from shelves of VHS and U-matic tapes and DVDs and watch their selections in the dimly lit, editing-suite ambiance of the show. Throughout the space were film posters, flyers, and pamphlets promoting the works and activities of the filmmakers and organizations that made them. Among them are well-known directors and artists such as Sally Potter, Yvonne Rainer, Babette Mangolte, Martha Rosler, and Trinh T. Minh-ha, but one of the collection’s strengths is a wealth of work by lesser-known filmmakers, some of whom

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