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September 2001, amidst 9/11 fallout, Carolee Scheming came to Buffalo, New York (where I live) as part of a visiting speakers series at the University of Buffalo.
But rather than surveying Polish Women Artists Films of the 70s and 80s as a whole, I want to look closely at how the films of three of the artist-filmmakers, Zofia Kulik, Ewa Partum, and Teresa Tyszkiewicz, offer particular insight into an international dialogue about the possibilities of the body in art during these two decades.
Frederick Wisemans Boxing Gym focuses the directors trademark observational eye on Lords Gym in Austin, Texas. The gym, managed and co-owned by Richard Lord (with his wife Lori), bespeaks American Pluralism in the ideal, with its own organs, causality, language, and belief structure.