Sarah Pucill: Retrospective and Premiere The Book Club - 18th May 2010
Adriana Cerne is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Leeds, researching feminist countercinema films and filmmaking from the 1970s to the early 1980s, with a focus on the early work of Chantal Akerman. She engages with art and its objects at the intersections of feminist theory, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and cultural analysis. Her first publication appeared in the Journal of European Studies; more recently she contributed a chapter to the book Psychoanalysis and the Image: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, which forms part of Blackwell's New Interventions in Art History series. Recent work on the concepts of reverie and contemplation as aesthetic encounter is being further developed in current writing that is setting out to reconsider the trope of the female bather in art. She teaches Visual Culture and Theory at the University of the Arts London and at the Royal College of Art.