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Modern Languages & Literatures
Intersections: Women Artists/Surrealism/Modernism
Manchester University Press
Susan Hiller stated in a 2005 interview that what drew her ‘to look again at surrealism’ and ‘the repressed history of automatism within modernism’ was the experience she had drawing Sisters of Menon (1972) as part of a group project she initiated involving automatic practice. One reason for this reconsideration must surely have been the surrealists’ engagement in the countercultural ideals of her own generation as evidenced by their commitment to the May 1968 student protests in Paris.
Conley, K. (2016). Photographic Automatism: Surrealism and Feminist (Post?) Modernism in Susan Hiller's Sisters of Menon. Patricia Allmer (Ed.), Intersections: Women Artists/Surrealism/Modernism (pp. 33-47). Manchester: Manchester University Press. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/asbookchapters/55