Dr Nina Danino – Reader in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
Nina Danino presents the role of practice and theory in her films Jennifer (2015) and Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara (2016) through an approach to the labour of contemplative life and the labour of filming.
Nina has made films in the ambit of the London Film-makers’ Co-operative and has a specialist knowledge of the field of experimental film. She has written on artists’ film and was on the editorial board of Undercut film and video magazine. She is co-editor of the Undercut Reader (Wallflower Press 2002) including contributing an introductory essay, The Intense Subject on how different experimental strategies articulated self-expression. She is interested in the relationship of self-inscription and women’s experimental film and recently convened a roundtable on Women Experimental Filmmakers at the London Filmmakers’ Co-op, published in MIRAJ Vol 4 1 & 2 (2016). She is working on a new publication on this subject.
Her films have been exhibited internationally in cinemas, film festivals and museums. Temenos (1997) is published on DVD by the BFI and a new collection of her films Rupture/Rapture/Jouissance – The Religious Trilogy 1990-1997 is published on DVD by LUX (2018) and includes her films Stabat Mater (1990) and “Now I am yours” (1992) which draw on Catholic aesthetics and which “open up a unique new visual expression in the history of experimental film.” She has recently completed a PhD by Publication on her films 2010-2017 Communion (2010) and Jennifer (2015) and Sorelle Povere di Santa Chiara (2015-16) the last two centring on women in monastic life.