Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told


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Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

Author/Editor: María Palacios Cruz


Telling Invents Told is the first collection of writings by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes. It includes the influential essay Whose History? alongside texts from works such as Light Reading, Pictures on Pink Paper and A Cold Draft, together with new and previously unpublished materials. Since the 1970s, Rhodes has been making radical and experimental work that challenges hegemonic narratives and the power structures of language. Her writing addresses urgent political issues—from the refugee crisis to workers’ rights, police brutality, racial discrimination and homelessness—as well as film history and theory, from a feminist perspective. An important figure at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, Rhodes was also a founding member of Circles, the first British distributor of film, video and performance by women artists.


Prologue (2017)
Unfolding a Tale – On the Impossibility of Recovering the Original Meanings (2009)
Light Music – Now and Then (2013)
Riff (2004)
from Journal of Disbelief
In the Kettle (2010)
Whose History? (1979)
Light Reading (1978)
Amanuensis Unwinds
Her Image Fades As Her Voice Rises (1982)
A Cold Draft (1988)
Deadline (1991)
from Journal of Disbelief
New Forms in Non-Narrative Film (1985)
Orifso (1999)

from Journal of Disbelief

Pictures on Pink Paper (1982)
Noise of Memory (2012)
from Journal of Disbelief
Hang on a Minute (1983-85)
from Journal of Disbelief
Running Light (1996)
Just About Now (1993)
Reading in Time
from Journal of Disbelief
Epilogue (2018)
On Reading Lis Rhodes: Writing for the Eye and the Ear (2019) by María Palacios Cruz
Lis Rhodes Bibliography
Lis Rhodes Filmography

336 pages, with b/w & color images throughout
ISBN: 978-0-9928377-4-7
190 x 150 x 22 mm
Embossed cover

Additional information

Weight 18.7 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × 6 × 1 in