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It would be nice to do something political (AIS 22)

The Declared Camera of Margaret Tait
CATE ELWES
The Declared Camera of Margaret Tait
Over the years, there has been much debate among moving image artists and commentators regarding the gender and subjectivity of the camera concentrating in the 1970s on feminist analyses, which theorised it as intrinsically male. Since then, the arguments and practices of generations of women film and videomakers have used a number of strategies to shift the identification of the camera away from the dominance of the male gaze to include other gendered and ethnic positions. The newly published LUX DVD compilation of selected works by the Orcadian filmmaker Margaret Tait gives us an opportunity to re-consider the importance of who is behind the camera in the context of a specific film practice.