The Writers Series

Cecilia Dougherty

00:41:00

Collection: Single Artist Compilations, On Art and Artists

Tags: AIDS/HIV, Artist Portraits, City, Documentary, Feminism, Interview, Language, LGBTQ, Literature, Poetry, Portrait

The Writers Series

The Writers Series consists of a number of video portraits of writers whose work I love.

— Cecilia Dougherty

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Cecilia Dougherty

Laurie

1998| 00:11:25

Laurie was inspired by Laurie Weeks’ uncanny ability to simultaneously embody her characters and write them from a clear distance. The text in question is just a few paragraphs from a draft of the…

Collections: On Art and Artists, Single Titles
Tags: Artist Portraits, City, Documentary, Feminism, Interview, LGBTQ, Literature

Cecilia Dougherty

Leslie

1998| 00:11:05

In the early 1990s, I went to a reading by Leslie Scalapino at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. I could not understand the writing, which can seem difficult and unwieldy to a reader…

Collections: On Art and Artists, Single Titles
Tags: Artist Portraits, Documentary, Interview, Language, Poetry

Cecilia Dougherty

Eileen

2000| 00:10:16

This video is an unabashed fan letter to poet Eileen Myles. As in Laurie, my desire was to romanticize the poet, but not through her writing so much as through her reputation as the natural born…

Collections: On Art and Artists, Single Titles
Tags: Artist Portraits, City, Documentary, Interview, Poetry

I arranged a visit to poet/novelist Kevin Killian’s South of Market apartment in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of him, and when I arrived he had a guest, poet Cedar Sigo. They had corresponded…

Collections: On Art and Artists, Single Titles
Tags: AIDS/HIV, Artist Portraits, City, Documentary, Interview, Poetry