Marvelous Movie Mondays November: Amy Ruhl

EPFC | November 4th, 2019

Happy first of November!! New month means time to introduce a new film/video artist who will take us on a month-long cinematic journey on a theme of their choice in our weekly online-only screening series, MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!! Please join us in welcoming…


Amy Ruhl is a filmmaker and visual artist working across fields of performance, video, and installation. She has exhibited at galleries and venues such as Lubov, Essex Flowers, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Anthology Film Archives (New York), Vitrine Gallery (London), Public Fiction (Los Angeles), and Antimatter Film Festival (Vancouver, BC). She has performed at NYU Skirball Center, Roulette Intermedium and Irondale Theater (Brooklyn, NY), The Broad Museum and REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA) and the Live Arts Biennial at Bard Fisher Center (Red Hook, NY). Ruhl has attended residencies at Yaddo, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Harvestworks Digital Media. She completed her MFA at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2016 within the Film/Video Department.

You can watch Amy’s video Hysterical Reenactments: WITCH here:

Description from Amy: Multiple forms of reenactment combine with interview footage to create a video portrait of the short-lived feminist activist group, WITCH (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell). Having reenacted WITCH’s hex of Wall Street on Halloween of 1968, I communicated with original member, Peggy Dobbins, to compare our experiences from 1968 and 2014. Re-performing text from Dobbins’ interview in my home and inter-cutting with fragments of our conversation and documentation of the recent hex, layers of historical reenactment come together to form something between documentary and lived archive. With hex poems by M.C. Elberg.