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EWVA: European women's video art. [Website]

Shemilt, Elaine; Partridge, Stephen; Leuzzi, Laura; Lockhart, Adam


Elaine Shemilt

Stephen Partridge

Laura Leuzzi

Adam Lockhart


This is the project website for "European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s (EWVA)". This project aims to recover and reassess the seminal contribution of women artists to early video art in Europe, and more generally to the development and evolution of video as a then relatively new medium. Despite the fact that several women artists had been experimenting with the medium since the Seventies and Eighties, women artists' contribution to video art is still marginalised and has partially fallen into oblivion. Several women artists' video works are today lost or have not yet been migrated to digital archival formats, meaning that this topic remains under-researched and under-published. As such, this project fills a fundamental gap in the history of video art and aims to provide a useful tool for individuals and organisations with an interest in this area. The project will also contribute to the future recovery and digitisation of videotapes created by women artists, which are at risk of loss due to the obsolescence of the original physical formats. This project is based at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.


SHEMILT, E., PARTRIDGE, S., LEUZZI, L. and LOCKHART, A. 2015. EWVA: European women's video art. [Website]. Available from:

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Deposit Date Jul 6, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 6, 2021
Keywords Video art; Women artists; Europe
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Additional Information This website was originally launched in 2015. The current version of the website was most recently updated in 2019.



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