Martha Rosler: Seeing the Screen focuses on Secrets from the Streets: No Disclosure (1980), a 12-minute film that Rosler shot from her car window as she cruised San Francisco’s predominately Latino Mission District in the late 1970s. The article will examine the situated perspective of Rosler’s drive, arguing that it should be understood in the context of how documentary was being reinvented in the 1970s. It will offer a historical study of documentary, as well a materialist history of anxieties about the waning of privacy.

Stephanie Schwartz is a Lecturer in History of Art at University College London. She teaches courses on American art and media. Her writing has been published in Art Margins, October, and Oxford Art Journal. Between 2009 and 2010, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and between 2007 and 2009 she was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Photography at Bryn Mawr College.