As a Wife Has a Cow

Nov 19, 2015



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


7:00 p.m.


A screening of the remastered, single-channel adaptation of Cornelia Wyngaarden’s film As a Wife Has a Cow (1985). Presenting an intimate video portrait of the charismatic rancher Keely Moll, the film replaces the traditional Western gender paradigm of a man in the landscape with a restitution of the female image. Moll’s subjectivity is presented alongside her complex relations with family, the land, labour, and community; each emerging as compelling facets of a life well lived.  

The screening was followed by a conversation between Wyngaarden and Liz Park, curator of the concurrent exhibition Cornelia Wyngaarden: Heroines at CSA Space, Vancouver. 

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.