Lucille

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Title

Lucille

Subject

experimental, feminist, video art, performance

Description

Gift from filmmaker. Enid was a frequent collaborator as an editor and artist, and one of my favorite video artists of the 1990s. She edited my documentaries, Dear Gabe and Video Remains. She continues making art that links to the sciences focusing on outdoor social-emotional learning.


Creator

Enid Baxter (Blader) Ryce

Date

2003

Format

VHS

Type

video art

Abstract

"Lucille re-enacts a scene in the movie Cool Hand Luke, where a country girl saunters out of her house and starts washing an old car, as the chain gang looks on from a ditch they are digging. George Kennedy's character, Dragline, watches her panting and exclaiming "Anything that sweet and innocent has to be called Lucille "... His character fixates on the idea of her innocence as part of his fantasy of purse sexuality. Paul Newman's character tells the other prisoners, "She knows exactly what she's doing ... she's driving us crazy and loving every minute of it". In Lucille, the title character washes a motorcycle, and seems to be creating a self-reflective sexual reverie. Her space is only interrupted by the man with the mirrored glasses (also a Cool Hand Luke reference) at the end of the piece." (FreeWaves)

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Director

Enid Baxter Blader

Player

Files

lucille.png

Citation

Enid Baxter (Blader) Ryce, “Lucille,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed August 16, 2022, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/677.

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