Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told


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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texts from works such as Light Reading, Pictures on Pink Paper and A Cold Draft, together with new and previously unpublished materials.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.


Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told
Edited by María Palacios Cruz
The Visible Press, May 2019


  • Prologue (2017)
  • Unfolding a Tale – On the Impossibility of Recovering the Original Meanings (2009)
  • Light Music – Now and Then (2013)
  • Aside
  • Riff (2004)
  • from Journal of Disbelief
  • In the Kettle (2010)
  • Aside
  • Whose History? (1979)
  • Light Reading (1978)
  • Aside
  • 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)
  • Aside
  • 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

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Lis Rhodes, María Palacios Cruz (ed.)


22 GBP




Publishing date: 

Monday, May 20, 2019