STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
To present, support and encourage independent and
experimental work by, for and about women.
I've appropriated the statement "Film and Destroy" conceptually as a means to disrupt
the misogynous, fantastical, passive, destructive and denigrating
visual representation of females that has, historically, been rendered by men
and has for so long and so plentifully pervaded our visual culture.
What I would like to offer space for here, is not work in response to the above
but evidence of the work of women that has and does exist within this arena of
inaccuracies, to share, discuss, inform and advocate with images, words and
insights, in various media, created from personal experience, women's
subjective perspective, to access this site as a tool to exhibit realistic and
This site is to also serve as a cornucopia of resources, ranging from
personal insight and pirate techniques to
where one can have Super 8 film blown up to 16.
Thank you for your interest and participation.
1. A trial made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; an operation undertaken
to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test some suggested truth,
or to demonstrate some known truth; as a laboratory experiment.
2. The conducting of tests.
1. Relating to, or based on, experience, esp. personal experience, as distinct from theory.
2. Of the nature of experiment; founded on experiment; as experimental media;
given to, or skilled in, experiment.
(original link in 1995: http://mirrors.yahoo.com/eff/blueribbon.html)
In memoriam: Otterpop 1994-1996
Thanks so much for visiting!
Film and Destroy
This site created and maintained by Bridget Irish
Last major update/content add: April 10, 1997 / Archived in 1999
Last checked (for defunct links, etc) in 2013
Click here to visit current 2013 site
The website version of FILM AND DESTROY (.org) was originally created
and published online in 1995 by multi-disciplinary artist Bridget Irish.
San Francisco 1996-1999