The first program of Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian discusses “Julie” (1974) by filmmakers Robert and Ingrid Wiegand and “Walking” (1975) by Ingrid Wiegand from the collections of the Archives of American Art. These works explore daily life in the filmmaker’s SoHo neighborhood in New York. Curator Josh T. Franco joins Wiegand and dancer Julie Finch, the subject of “Julie,” to discuss art and everyday life in 1970s downtown New York City.
Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian is a monthly virtual screening and conversation series sponsored by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story. The first sequence of selected works reflect on interiority—a timely topic during this global pandemic.