Vivienne Dick (born 1950) is an Irish feminist experimental and documentary filmmaker. Her 2014 fllm, The Irreducible Difference of the Other]', acknowledges her longstanding interest in Luce Irigaray. Her early films helped define the No Wave scene. According to The Irish Times, "one of the most important film-makers Ireland has produced".
Dick was born in Donegal and grew up in Ireland during the 1950s, attending University College there in the 1960s. She emigrated to the United States in the 1970s. Upon her arrival in the U.S., Dick became an integral figure in No Wave film culture and produced a series of seminal Super8 short films. Living in New York, which was undergoing a recession and an inexpensive place to live, many of her films were staged around well-known sites such as Coney Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center. The films featured punk performers such as Lydia Lunch, Pat Place (of the band Bush Tetras) and Adele Bertei (of The Contortions). Film critic and author J. Hoberman has called Dick the "quintessential No Wave filmmaker".
Dick currently teaches filmmaking at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
In 1982 Dick moved to Ireland, and then to London where she continued making films. Today she lives in Galway.
Her work is examined in the 2010 documentary Blank City, which discusses the No Wave movement. She is referenced by the feminist dance-punk group, Le Tigre, in their song "Hot Topic."
DVD with three film works by Vivienne Dick from LUX's AFTERIMAGES DVD series.
DVD with 5 films by Vivienne Dick accompanied by a 100 page paperback book with essays on the filmmaker's work.