Video Essay

Personal engagement with visual culture from a feminist perspective through video practice. Always boundary pushing or avant-garde and at the forefront of feminist engagement.

Mortimer explores films in which female voices speak from beyond the grave to ponder how they undermine hegemonic paradigms.


Pixley charts collective possibilities for resistance in visual praxis featuring leading Black female & non-binary photographers from the US.


Elkins theorises the intimacy of (text)iles as an embodied assemblage of queer connection and feminist resistance.


The black female body continues to be subject to various disruptions. Using mixed media on barkcloth, the artist graphically reflects on them.


Robson presents conflicting perspectives on who Dana Scully is as a potential figure of female empowerment.


Days of Linda is a videographic tribute to Manz’s central authorial contributions to Days of Heaven (1978), as directed by Terrence Malick.


Sinwell’s video essay examines I Love Dick (Soloway 2016-17) as a means of popularising feminist theory in contemporary media.


A short video chronicle of a student journey on a project about women’s erasures from history. Inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, young women from Wisconsin embrace...

In this video essay, Martino discusses their experiments with graphic medicine in the undergraduate classroom as a case study to consider the implications of graphic medicine for feminist pedagogy...

This eco-poetics experiment brings other-than-human bodies into conversation with one another, as well as human-like bodies.



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The team of MAI supporters and contributors is always expanding. We’re honoured to have a specialist collective of editors, whose enthusiasm & talent gave birth to MAI.

However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:

Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey