30/11/2012

MaComère - Contemporary Women Artists, Fall 2013


CFP: MaComère - Contemporary Women Artists, Fall 2013

Deadline: Dec 30, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS MACOMÈRE
THE JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITERS & SCHOLARS
SPECIAL ISSUE: FALL 2013
CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS
Given the multilingual and shifting locations of Caribbean women artists, this special issue of MaComère focuses on the work of women whose artistic practices engage with the multiple meanings of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Through diverse written and visual contributions, this special issue seeks to begin a conversation about the ways in which Caribbean women artists, who define themselves as such, engage with and challenge the very notion of the “Caribbean” and introduce nuanced and intertextual concepts in relation to contemporary art practice(s). We invite contributions that contextualize the artwork historically and culturally, while offering close readings of the work by extensively engaging its formal and aesthetic qualities. For our purposes, discussion of Caribbean women's artistic practice will encompass all language areas in the region and its diaspora and is intended to be as inclusive as possible.
We invite submissions in the following areas:
1. Artist Essays. Self-reflective essays written by artists in which they explore their visual arts practice (2,000 - 2,500 words).
2. Visual Art Projects. Projects created by individual artists or in collaboration unique to the MaComère issue (4 pages ie. 2 pages back and front).
3. Critical Essays (no more than 5,000 words): a. Essays making links between the work of one or more Contemporary Women Artists whose visual practices encompass work in any of the following areas: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Installation, New Media, Performance, Photography, Land Art, Interventions/Public Art, and Sound Art. b. Essays that explore the frameworks, which provide the contexts for seeing and understanding the work being produced by contemporary female artists. These framing devices might include academic journals and conferences, published texts, periodicals, curated exhibitions, formal and informal networks, national, regional and international exhibitions, biennials and prizes.
4. Reviews of Books (1,500-2,000 words) in which the work of Contemporary Women Artists are featured.
5. Reviews of current and recent exhibitions (1,500-2,000 words) which might include but are not limited to exhibitions such as Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art (USA); Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas (USA); Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (USA); Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions (USA); Who More Sci-Fi Than Us? (The Netherlands); Contemporary Jamaican Art, circa 1962 / circa 2012 (Canada), with a focus upon the role / visibility of women in these exhibitions.
Submission process:
Please send a 300-word abstract and a two-page CV to the Guest Editors to the following address:
macomereartissue1@gmail.com Documents should be emailed with a subject line reading “MaComère Special Issue” referencing the submission area in the tagline i.e. Artist Essay, Critical Essay, Book Review, etc. by December 30th, 2012.
Following the review of the abstracts, selected potential contributors will be notified by January 30th and asked to submit their full paper for the peer review process by May 30th 2013. This Special Issue will appear in Fall 2013.
Inquiries can be directed to the Guest Editors:
Annalee Davis (annalee@annaleedavis.com)
Joscelyn Gardner (jg@joscelyngardner.com)
Erica James, Yale University (erica.james@yale.edu)
Jerry Philogene, Dickinson College (philogej@dickinson.edu)
MaComère is a refereed journal that is devoted to scholarly studies and creative works by and about Caribbean Women in the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean Diaspora. It is the journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, an organization founded in 1995 (www.macomerejournal.com).

27/11/2012

chris krauss conference, call for papers

The Critical Writing in Art & Design programme at the Royal College of Art is pleased to announce the first conference on the work of the American writer Chris Kraus, to take place in London on 13-14 March 2013. Alongside presentations of new interpretations of Kraus’s work, the conference will include a reading by the author of some of her writings, an on-stage interview and screening of her films.

We are interested in receiving proposals for both academic and non-academic papers on any aspect of Chris Kraus’s work, or the themes with which it engages, as well as performative/multimedia responses to her work. We are particularly interested in the following areas:

• Kraus as novelist: Papers that specifically address aspects of Kraus’s novels I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and Summer of Hate.

• Kraus as intellectual historian: Kraus’s writing blurs traditional delineations of “fiction” and “nonfiction,” eliciting portraits of such seminal figures as Sylvere Lotringer, Félix Guattari, Simone Weil, Nan Goldin, and William Bronk, to name but a few. Alternately, one might suggest that Kraus uses her work to validate gossip as a serious artistic practice, aligning her endeavor with that of a number of queer and feminist practitioners such as Vaginal Davis, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Dodie Bellamy.

• Kraus as post-feminist philosopher: As Eileen Myles wrote about I Love Dick, "Chris's ultimate achievement is philosophical. She's turned female abjection inside out and aimed it at a man. As if her decades of experience were both a painting and a weapon. As if she, a hag, a kike, a poet, a failed filmmaker, a former go-go dancer—an intellectual, a wife, as if she had the right to go right up to the end of the book and live having felt all that. I Love Dick boldly suggests that Chris Kraus's unswervingly attempted and felt female life is a total work and it didn't kill her."

• Kraus as critic: Papers that explore Kraus’s engagement with the contemporary art world, including the art-critical aspects embedded in her fiction. We are also interested in papers that contextualize Kraus as one of the chief proponents of the emerging field of critico-fiction (alongside such figures as Lynne Tillman, Brian Dillon, Maria Fusco, Tom McCarthy, and Eileen Myles.)

• Kraus as editrix: While Semiotext(e) is widely acknowledged for having introduced “French theory” into American academia in the 1980s, Kraus’s “Native Agents” series, which proposed a parallel trajectory of radical fiction writing, has seldom been considered. We are interested in critical and historical accounts of Semiotext(e) that focus on Kraus’s ongoing contribution to the project.

• Kraus as filmmaker: In Aliens & Anorexia, Kraus presents a somewhat brutal self-assessment of her previous career as a failed filmmaker. If anything, her early film work failed to find a major audience. In recent years, however, as a result of her success as a writer, a revival of interest in her films has been spawned, with major screenings in New York and Los Angeles. Now is the time for a critical reckoning of Kraus’s films, which can potentially be posited within the dialectics of failure.

Please submit a 300 word proposal and short biographical statement to cwad@network.rca.ac.uk. If you plan to present your work in a performative / multimedia format, please indicate the nature of any equipment required. The deadline for proposals is 15 January. Invitations to participate will be made at the end of January. The organizers of this symposium are not able to support the travel or accommodation costs of participation.

21/11/2012

FAZENDO GENERO 10

The International Seminar Fazendo Gênero 10 - Desafios Atuais dos Feminismo (Doing Gender 10 - Current Challenges of Feminisms) will be held in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, from September 16 to 20, 2013. The event is organized by the Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas and the Centro de Comunicação e Expressão, and supported by other schools of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in partnership with the Centro de Ciências Humanas e Educação of the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC).
Fazendo Gênero 10 (Doing Gender 10) seeks to: favor the articulation of gender studies with approaches involving other categories of analysis such as class, race, ethnicity, and generations; create spaces for dialogue and exchange of experiences among researchers, teachers and people involved in social movements; encourage the participation of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of feminist studies and gender, providing a more qualified training in the area; and produce knowledge that could result in articles to be published in books and periodicals about the theme.
The general conception of the event arises from the consideration that, despite the many advances made by the numerous struggles waged by women, many obstacles still remain, some  reconfigured, others recently emerging, thus requiring a debate on the Current Challenges of Feminisms. Such challenges include, among others, the little participation of women in positions of political power; gender inequalities in the work environment and income distribution; the difficulties faced in the struggle for abortion rights; domestic and institutional gender violence; the critical situation of women, especially the low-income ones, in post-colonial and trans-modern contexts; health inequities; the backlash in the struggle for LGBT rights and in the effects of the intersections of gender, class, generation and race / ethnicity; gender imbalance in the production of scientific knowledge; the significant inclusion of women in contemporary mobility, and many others.
DEADLINES
November 20, 2012 - Announcement of accepted proposals for Thematic Symposia (TS)
November 25, 2012 - Starting date for submission of papers for the Thematic Symposia (TS) and for the submission of Poster proposals
November 25, 2012 - Starting date for submission of proposals for the Photography Exhibit and for the Audiovisual Exhibit.

PT
O Seminário Internacional Fazendo Gênero 10 - Desafios Atuais dos Feminismos se realizará em Florianópolis, Santa Catarina,  entre 16 a 20 de setembro de 2013 e será promovido pelo Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, pelo Centro de Comunicação e Expressão, bem como por outros Centros da UFSC, em parceria com o Centro de Ciências Humanas e da Educação da UDESC.
O Fazendo Gênero 10 visa favorecer a articulação dos estudos de gênero com abordagens que envolvem outras categorias de análise como classe, raça, etnia, e gerações; criar espaços de troca de experiências e diálogo entre investigadoras/es acadêmicas/os e aquelas/es ligadas/os a outras entidades e aos movimentos sociais; incentivar a participação de estudantes de graduação e de pós-graduação nas discussões travadas no campo dos estudos feministas e de gênero, possibilitando uma formação mais qualificada na área, e produzir conhecimentos que possam resultar em material bibliográfico a ser publicado em livros e periódicos sobre o tema.
A concepção geral do evento considera que, apesar  dos avanços obtidos por meio das inúmeras lutas travadas pelas mulheres, muitos obstáculos persistem, alguns se re-configuraram, outros emergiram,  exigindo por isso mesmo o debate em torno dos Desafios Atuais dos Feminismos, os quais incluem, entre outros, a baixa participação das mulheres nas instâncias de poder político; as desigualdades de gênero no âmbito do trabalho e da distribuição de renda; as dificuldades enfrentadas no âmbito das lutas  pelo direito ao aborto; as violências domésticas e institucionais de gênero; a grave situação das mulheres, principalmente de baixa renda, nos contextos pós-coloniais e transmodernos;  as iniquidades em saúde; as contramarchas nas lutas pelos direitos LGBT e contra os efeitos de subordinação das interseções de gênero, classe, gerações, raça/etnia e deficiência; as assimetrias de gênero no âmbito da participação das mulheres na produção do conhecimento científico; a inserção significativa das mulheres nas mobilidades contemporâneas, etc.

ARTE e GÊNERO
Coordinators: ANA GABRIELA MACEDO (PhD (completed) - Universidade do Minho), SIMONE PEREIRA SCHMIDT (Postdoctoral (completed) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
Abstract: O objectivo deste painel temático é a apresentação e o diálogo entre comunicações que visem a temática do gênero e da Identidade como um dos desafios mais aliciantes e mais promissores do Feminismo contemporâneo. Pretende-se analisar e discutir "estudos de caso" focando a articulação entre questões de identidade e a problematização do sujeto através da representação visual do corpo e dos espaços que este habita, a casa, a cidade, etc. Pretende-se concretamente que nos estudos de casos apresentados haja um ênfoque em temas como : a política da localização; a cidadania; a problematização da identidade feminina e a construção da subjectividade, entre outros. O diálogo cultural e geracional são igualmente um ênfoque prioritário num painel que pretende situar este debate no cerne de questões actuais da História e da crítica de arte contemporâneas e no diálogo com outros discursos teóricos, estéticos e críticos, tais como a literatura e as interartes.

17/11/2012

A Room Full Of Dirt - Miguel Bonneville e Carlota Lagido

21 a 24 de Novembro às 21.30 NEGÓCIO

A Room Full Of Dirt

Carlota Lagido e Miguel Bonneville


A ZDB associa-se ao Festival Temps d’Images e co-produz a peça de Carlota Lagido e Miguel Bonneville, acolhendo o seu processo criativo, estreia e apresentações. Residência de criação: de 1 a 20 de Novembro. Estreia e apresentações de 21 a 24 de Novembro às 21.30.

‘Ambos temos vindo a insistir – nos nossos trabalhos – na ideia da experiência individual como processo social, rompendo assim com a distinção entre público e privado, tal como na ideia de que a identidade não é estanque ou linear e que deve ser entendida como um processo de auto-consciência. Assim, aquilo que procuramos agora é um escape dos julgamentos a que somos expostos, do tumulto ruidoso das cidades, do apego vicioso das tecnologias, no fundo, do afastamento crescente da percepção dos nossos corpos e das nossas identidades; das nossas verdadeiras vontades. O tempo é-nos preenchido involuntariamente. As distracções são constantes e quase exigidas. Impedem-nos de pensar.

Nesta peça pretendemos então recriar uma paisagem familiar, em toda a sua transitoriedade e em toda a sua decadência; apresentar uma compilação ou abstracção de memórias de outros tempos. Queremos falar de tudo o que deixámos para trás, da involuntária e inerente saudade, dos nossos sonhos perdidos. Como visitar um sótão repleto de tudo aquilo que, por uma ou outra razão, foi ficando esquecido – as nossas aspirações, as nossas vontades, as nossas visões românticas de reconhecimento e de estrelato.

E pretendemos que seja claro que, o espectador que se deparar connosco, com esta obra, possa responder com uma contemplação catártica.

A Room Full Of Dirt é, acima de tudo, o movimento de dois corpos à procura do mesmo:ultrapassar o medo.’

Ficha Artística

Concepção, interpretação, cenografia e figurinos:
Carlota Lagido & Miguel Bonneville
Desenho de Luz & Sonoplastia: Diogo Melo
Fotografia & Video: Joana Linda
Produção Executiva: Mafalda Gouveia
Projecto apoiado pela Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Em colaboração com o festival Temps d’Images

NEGÓCIO Rua de O Século nº9, Lisboa
Entrada: 7,5 € Entrada estudantes em grupo 5 €
Entrada sócios ZDB: duas entradas livres por ano e as restantes a 5€ reservas@zedosbois.org

15/11/2012

RECLAIM THE NIGHT - 24th November 2012

London
RECLAIM THE NIGHT
Meet Whitehall Place, 6pm
Women take back London on Reclaim the Night!


Join us in 2012 for the 9th revived London Reclaim the Night march. Marches are always held on the nearest Saturday to the 25th November to mark the UN Day to End Violence Against Women. All women are welcome at Reclaim the Night, including: women of all colours and cultures, of all religions or none, women of any age, disabled and non-disabled women, heterosexual women, lesbians, trans women, bisexual women, refugee and asylum-seeking women and any other women you can think of! We would love to see you all there. Bring along your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, and daughters.

09/11/2012

Hayley Newman

Recently advised to me by a friend, the work of Hayley Newman, and specially the Volcano Lady, have a look at her website here.

02/11/2012

||HOST|| a collaboration between artist Sovay Berriman and curator Laura Mansfield.

As part of Service Provider at The Royal Standard for Liverpool Biennial 2012.

Open for public viewing between 12noon and 4pm and, for use by Biennial workers between 4 and 7pm until Sunday 4th November.


Having been invited to respond to the theme of Service Provider by The Royal Standard Berriman and Mansfield have developed a ‘relaxation booth’ for Biennial workers, providing a service for the service provider and allowing the host to become the hosted.

The development of a relaxation booth aims to draw attention to the central role hosting plays within the visual arts, highlighting its importance across institutional and sectoral hierarchies. In providing a service for Biennial workers, the project, by means of example, offers room for thought on the priority of hosting within the practices of large arts organisations and individual practitioners alike.

Occurring mid-way through the Biennial, ||HOST|| is open for a seven day period during which Biennial workers, from curators to volunteers, can be refreshed, relaxed and revived. A selection of relaxing services, including audio recordings, holistic massages and herbal teas, will be available for Biennial workers to sample.

Biennial workers are invited to use the relaxation facilities between 4pm and 7pm. Prior to 4pm the booth will be open for the public to view. The public are invited to walk around the space and observe the relaxation environment. Once the booth is open for Biennial staff, the public can view the activity of the space from the Service Provider foyer.

Alongside celebrating a pleasure of hosting, ||HOST|| seeks to raise questions around the divisions between the host and the hosted, the audience and the public, and the service provider and the serviced.  Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield and Megan Wakefield, PhD candidate, UWE/Spike Island have been invited by Berriman and Mansfield to write texts in response to the ||HOST|| project. The resulting texts present discussions around the theme of hospitality and considerations of hosting within the visual arts.

www.sovayberriman.co.uk
www.lauramansfield.co.uk
www.the-royal-standard.com
www.liverpoolbiennial.co.uk

28/10/2012

Nina Hoechtl - SUPER DISIDENCIA

Nina Hoechtl has donated a box with materials from the project SUPER DISIDENCIA to the Women's Art Library's collection/Make 
From now on these materials can be borrowed for further actions!

26/10/2012

Roupa Anterior - Ana Deus, Regina Guimarães e Paulo Ansiães Monteiro

26 e 27 de Outubro 2012

Ana Deus, Regina Guimarães e Paulo Ansiães Monteiro em desordem analfabética convidam vóxelencias para o lançamento do seu livro-cd "Roupa anterior"

Sexta - 26 Out. a partir das 21h30
Sábado - 27 Out. das 16h às 19h
Rua dos Caldeireiros, 77, Porto 


25/10/2012

Fighting Women: A Symposium on Women's Boxing

June 21-22, 2013

The Art Bar, Gladstone Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Brock University

The legacy of women’s boxing, including women fighting for financial gain, traces back to the first
half of the 18th century. Yet women’s amateur boxing only became legalized in many parts of the
Americas in the 1990s. There are now over 120 international boxing federations with registered
female competitors, and the debut of women’s boxing at the London Olympics placed it on an
international stage.

This two-day symposium seeks to explore the diverse ways women have participated in amateur
and professional boxing. The purpose will be to investigate women’s involvement in boxing in its
broadest sense, from historical, ethnographic, cultural, and artistic perspectives. This cross-genre
approach hopes to take into account the multiple, often intersecting, aspects of this exploitative and
dysfunctional, yet equally compelling and beautiful, sport.

“Fighting Women” encourages presentations from diverse fields of study, including physical
cultural studies, women and gender studies, history, media and communications, film studies,
sociology, visual artists, and filmmakers, among others. Topics may include, but are certainly not
limited to:

* Histories of Fighting Women
* Ethnographies and Oral Histories
* Cultural Representations 
* Theoretical Discussions
* Identity Formation
* Visual/Artistic Expressions
* New Media and Social Networks
* Embodiment and Agency

Please email abstracts of 250 words for 30-minute presentations or visual/film exhibits together with a one-page CV including the author’s name, institutional affiliation and position, phone number, and postal and email addresses to fightingwomen.symposium@gmail.com.

Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2013
All submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee and a preliminary program will be announced by February 15, 2013.

Visit the website at: www.fighting-women.com

Please contact Chair of the Program Committee, Dr. Cathy van Ingen (Brock University) with any questions at cathy.vaningen@brocku.ca

The Program Committee consists of: 
Dr. Cathy van Ingen, Brock University, Canada.
Dr. Benita Heiskanen, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies, Finland.
Dr. Anju Reejhsinghani, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, U.S.A.

15/10/2012

Greta Alfaro: A Very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance

@ Fish and Coal Building
Granary Square, King's Cross
London N1C 4AA


The first time I encountered Greta's work was at The Mews project space, at the time a video 'In The Praise of the Beast' that this year was selected for The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery, I had seen some documentation of another project 'In Ictu Oculi', and I have always been drawn to her use reference, through animals, to life and death drives, the pleasurable and the abject, the sweet and delicate arrangement of a feast that then is offered to vultures. In this new project we have again an animal at the centre of the action, this time a mouse.


As is written in the press release "a rat holds command over an empty Victorian office. It has grown and usurped the managers and clerks' posts. It sniffs curiously at the furniture and walls. Trapped by heavy tables and thick walls within the rigid arrangement of the workplace, caged and alienated in a world of routine and bureaucracy, the rat becomes a spectre of order and productivity."

"Greta Alfaro was born in Spain in 1977 and studied fine art at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. In 2011 graduated with distinction with a Master in Photography from the Royal College of Art where she was the first beneficiary of the Genesis Photography Scholarship. The exhibition is the culmination of the foundation's ongoing support of the artist. Alfaro has exhibited individually and collectively across Europe."

Curated by Flora Fairbairn
to be seen until October 24.

12/10/2012

Penelope Slinger - Hear What I Say

@ Riflemaker Gallery 

To see until the end of this month, Hear What I Say, by British artist Penelope Slinger (b. 1947), at the Riflemaker Gallery - London.

The exhibition is mainly composed of photographic collages from the 1970s. "In these pices, Slinger uses the tools provided by Surrealism to penetrate the female psyche, presewnting herself as both subject and object in a group of collages and montages which sidestep the then current themes of 1960s and 70s art."

Maxa Zoller writes in her essay for the little catalogue that accompanies this exhibition:
"I have been wondering: why Slinger's images are not joyful celebrations of female liberation? Was the 'pill', or the 'cap', the independence of women from patriarchy leading to economic, intellectual and political self-determination, not reason enough for the production of more victorious symbols? Slinger's collages resist an all-too-easy process of 'liberation', a term fashionable in the counter-cultural middle class of the '60s generation, but which in reality only hides repressive libertarian ideology, according to Philippe Sollers. Penny's images could be described as acts of morning. It is as if the artist seeks to destruct and sacrifice (from Latin: make holy) the space of domesticity traditionally assigned to the woman/womb.

Another exhibition by a woman artist, quite active in the '70s that became invisible afterwards, in her case probably because she left the UK to the West Indias and the the United States, finding now a renovated interest after her photo-collages were shown at Tate St Ives in 2009 as part of The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in Modern Art.

Until 30 October
at the Riflemaker Gallery
79 Beak Street
London W1F 9SU

there is a performance on the ground floor by Alice Anderson (b. 1976) From Dance to Sculpture

04/10/2012

Archival Materials, Practices, Politics and Poetics, workshop with Hyun Jin Cho and Nina Hoechtl


ALL MY INDEPENDENT WOMEN 2012 | OCTOBER 10

Archival Materials, Practices, Politics and Poetics, workshop with Hyun Jin Cho and Nina Hoechtl
10 October | 5-7pm | Free to attend RVSP
@ Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London


The VBKOE (Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs – Austrian Association of Women Artists) archive contains a sizable amount of mixed materials – such as letter correspondences, funding applications, day-to-day records as well as prints and works realised by women artists – since its foundation in 1910. This archive reflects a changing history from the latter days of imperialism to the fall of the Habsburg Empire and WWI, Austro-Fascism and the Nazi Era through to the progressive movements in the arts in Austria then to the expansion of the European Union and the current austerity cuts in public funding.


This workshop will be based on our participation in the VBKOE archive and hopes to extend the discussion to the archival politics more broadly. The archival politics, in our minds, points to the entangled relations between the politics and materials. Therefore, we would like to touch on the basic questions regarding any archive – as a site to bring in the past, present and future all together in a non-linear timeline: why some things have become part of the archive initially, and how meaning is being engendered over time. How do the politics and ideologies play a role in the archive's becoming? How do archives and (self-)history writing manifest themselves physically and spatially? What form does an archive take to allow appropriations, poetics, reevaluation and changes? How can a critical self-examination be set in motion? How can the public be involved in the processes of the archive? We would like to discuss these questions through the lens of a feminist and Boal methodology.

Hyun Jin Cho & Nina Hoechtl are both artists and have made collaborative works; they also have been involved with archiving work in different contexts. Hyun Jin Cho worked previously as the archivist for the film distribution company Artificial Eye. Nina Hoechtl is a board member of VBKOE since the beginning of 2012 and has been tasked with the VBKOE archive.

ALL MY INDEPENDENT WOMEN 2012
Interested in understanding and supporting feminist modes of production and circulation of artists’ practices that deal with issues around gender, this project marks the coming together of three important archives: the Women’s Art Library/Make, the Open Music Archive, and the AMIW Video Lounge.

The programme combines a series of talks, workshops, roundtable discussions, and viewings hosted at Goldsmiths University of London over a three months period, and two music commissions to be premiered on the 16 November at Cafe OTO.

With: Miguel Bonneville, Genève Brossard, Ele Carpenter, Catarina Carneiro de Sousa, Hyun Jin Cho, Carla Cruz, Beatrice Dillon, Mónica Faria, Althea Greenan, Karen Gwyer, Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, Risk Hazekamp, Nina Hoechtl, Anna Jonsson, Alex Martinis Roe, Cristina Mateus, Susana Mendes Silva, Sameiro Oliveira Martins, Lara Perry, Rita Rainho, Flávio Rodrigues, Eileen Simpson, Evelin Stermitz, Francesco Ventrella, Lenka Vráblíková, Ben White.

Exploring the different forms of distribution, promotion, and preservation performed by these archives that were once living networks, All My Independent Women 2012 searches for new modes of accountability and circulation within the arts that are based on dialogue with a potential for re-invention.  
FULL PROGRAMME

@ Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London


27 September – 14 December | AMIW Video Lounge | Collection of video art by feminist artists belonging to All My Independent Women’s network

28 September 5-7pm | Practicing Sexual Difference | Workshop by Alex Martinis Roe

10 October 5-7pm | Archival Materials, Practices, Politics and Poetics | Workshop by Hyun Jin Cho and Nina Hoechtl

2 November 5-7pm | Feminist Curatorial Practices | Talk by Lara Perry and Francesco Ventrella
Free to attend | RSVP

9 November 5-7pm | The Creative Commons within the Arts | Round table discussion with Ele Carpenter (Embroider Digital Commons), and Eileen Simpson & Ben White (Open Music Archive) Free to attend, RSVP

5 December 5-7pm | Re-engaging Archived Art Practices | Guided exploration of the Women’s Art Library and the Women’s Revolutions Per Minute archives by Althea Greenan and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen
Free to attend | RSVP

Women’s Art Library/Make
Goldsmiths University of London
Special Collections Reading Room – Rutherford Building (Library)
New Cross, London, SE14 6AF
www.gold.ac.uk/make
a.greenan@gold.ac.uk
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (Wednesdays until 7pm)


@ Cafe OTO
16 November 8pm | The Brilliant and the Dark – B Side Samples for Remix | An Open Music Archive Project | Performances by Karen Gwyer, Beatrice Dillon, and the Open Music Archive

Cafe OTO
18 - 22 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL

Advance tickets available via http://www.cafeoto.co.uk
More information can be found at http://amiw2012.blogspot.co.uk

All My Independent Women 2012 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
                                                            

CITY OF WOMEN Festival: Aging

THE ART OF AGING AND AGING IN ART

Aging is a process that actually starts at birth. We are never a day, a month or a year younger even though people say it when congratulating you on your birthday, starting at about the age of 40: “50? Impossible, I’d give you 30 tops, maybe 31!” At the same time, we are offered seats on the bus which is a sure sign that our looks reflect our actual age. The appearance of age has become an important driving force for capitalism and corporate power to control people’s lives. The look of youth is a norm that has become deep-rooted in most parts of the world; to be fit and to have supple skin is the best formula for success, and which not only propels cosmetics companies but also aesthetic surgery, the pharmaceutical industry and employment markets. All manner of pills, a small cut here and a little something added there – it all makes it easier to survive although it is very expensive and only accessible to a certain social class. The rejuvenation industry is a new separation line between the rich and the poor who are now separated from a decent life by yet another insurmountable gap. Read more here


26/09/2012

Alex Martines Roe


28 September 2012

ALL MY INDEPENDENT WOMEN 2012: Practicing Sexual Difference, workshop with Alex Martines Roe

Practicing Sexual Difference, workshop with Alex Martines Roe
28 September | 5-7pm | Free to attend RVSP: http://is.gd/amiw_28sept

@ Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London
In this workshop, radical Italian feminist practices developed by the Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective and others in the mid 1970s form a reference point for a series of practical tasks undertaken in groups and pairs. Starting with some discussion of different practices like autocoscienza (consciousness raising), the practice of relationships, the practice of doing, and affidamento (entrustment), we will then work in small groups to identify our individual “symbolic mothers”; relations of affidamento that we experience in our own lives; and potential practices of doing. Although the content of the workshop is focused on female sexual difference, people of all sexual identities are welcome to participate. The aim of the workshop is to explore the contemporary relevance of practices of sexual difference: as specific political acts, they move away from ideological models of collective politics, but nevertheless connect to one another. With special attention to the politics of documentation, we will record and annotate aspects of each encounter with these practices, forming an archive within the Women’s Art Library.
Alex Martinis Roe (b. 1982, Melbourne) is concerned with facilitating feminist relations within the art encounter and its historicization. She holds a PhD from Monash University Australia (2011), funded by Silver Jubilee Scholarship. Residencies: Seoul Artspace Geumcheon (2011); Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (2006-7); since 2009 lives and works Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin. Recent shows: Collective Biographies, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin (solo, 2012); Post-planning, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2012); non-writing histories, Artspace, Sydney (solo, 2012); Genealogies; Frameworks for Exchange, Pallas Projects, Dublin (solo, 2011); Denkmalpflege, Heidelberger Kunstverein (2011); HaVE A LoOk! Have a Look! FormContent, London (2010). This year she also gave a presentation at Salon Populaire as part of What is Power Today? and taught Lecture Performance at the Public School, Berlin. 

ALL MY INDEPENDENT WOMEN 2012
Interested in understanding and supporting feminist modes of production and circulation of artists’ practices that deal with issues around gender, this project marks the coming together of three important archives: the Women’s Art Library/Make, the Open Music Archive, and the AMIW Video Lounge.

The programme combines a series of talks, workshops, roundtable discussions, and viewings hosted at Goldsmiths University of London over a three months period, and two music commissions to be premiered on the 16 November at Cafe OTO.

With: Miguel Bonneville, Genève Brossard, Ele Carpenter, Catarina Carneiro de Sousa, Hyun Jin Cho, Carla Cruz, Beatrice Dillon, Mónica Faria, Althea Greenan, Karen Gwyer, Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, Risk Hazekamp, Nina Hoechtl, Anna Jonsson, Alex Martinis Roe, Cristina Mateus, Susana Mendes Silva, Sameiro Oliveira Martins, Lara Perry, Rita Rainho, Flávio Rodrigues, Eileen Simpson, Evelin Stermitz, Francesco Ventrella, Lenka Vráblíková, Ben White.

Exploring the different forms of distribution, promotion, and preservation performed by these archives that were once living networks, All My Independent Women 2012 searches for new modes of accountability and circulation within the arts that are based on dialogue with a potential for re-invention.

FULL PROGRAMME
@ Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London

27 September – 14 December | AMIW Video Lounge | Collection of video art by feminist artists belonging to All My Independent Women’s network

28 September 5-7pm | Practicing Sexual Difference | Workshop by Alex Martinis Roe
Free to attend, RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_28sept

10 October 5-7pm | Archival Materials, Practices, Politics and Poetics | Workshop by Hyun Jin Cho and Nina Hoechtl
Free to attend, RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_10oct

2 November 5-7pm | Feminist Curatorial Practices | Talk by Lara Perry and Francesco Ventrella
Free to attend, RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_2nov

9 November 5-7pm | The Creative Commons within the Arts | Round table discussion with Ele Carpenter (Embroider Digital Commons), and Eileen Simpson & Ben White (Open Music Archive) | TBC
Free to attend, RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw2012_9nov

5 December 5-7pm | Re-engaging Archived Art Practices | Guided exploration of the Women’s Art Library and the Women’s Revolutions Per Minute archives by Althea Greenan and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen
Free to attend, RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_5dec

Women’s Art Library/Make
Goldsmiths University of London
Special Collections Reading Room – Rutherford Building (Library)
New Cross, London, SE14 6AF
a.greenan@gold.ac.uk
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (Wednesdays until 7pm)

@ Cafe OTO

16 November 8pm | The Brilliant and the Dark – B Side Samples for Remix | An Open Music Archive Project | Performances by Karen Gwyer, Beatrice Dillon, and the Open Music Archive

Cafe OTO
18 - 22 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
Advance tickets available via http://www.cafeoto.co.uk


All My Independent Women 2012 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


                                                           

25/09/2012

The Bring In Take Out Living Archive offene Ausschreibungen

LA ist ein kollektives Kunstprojekt, das auf den Grundsätzen des Teilens, des Austausches, des gemeinsamen und individuellen Wissens basiert. Wir suchen mit „offenen Ausschreibungen” nach Information, der Dokumentation von Kunstwerken und nach Kunstwerken von Frauen sowie feministischen KünstlerInnen in Audio/Text/visuellen Formaten, die in der LA Wien Ausgabe und weiteren berücksichtigt werden.

Im Rahmen von unserem kontinuierlichem Bemühen, feministisches Wissen, Erfahrungen, Ideen und Einstellungen im Hinblick auf feministische Kunstpraktiken im postjugoslawischen Raum und darüber hinaus zu sammeln, haben wir einen on-line Fragebogen entwickelt, der für KünstlerInnen, AkademikerInnen, KulturarbeiterInnen, KuratorInnen, AktivistInnen und allen Personen mit Wissen, Erinnerungen und/oder Expertise in diesem Bereich konzipiert ist. Jede Meinung ist wichtig, bitte lassen Sie uns Ihre wissen!
Der Fragebogen ist hier zu finden: http://bringintakeout.wordpress.com/questionnaire

Perpetuum Mobile ist eine Zusammenstellung von Videoarbeiten wie auch von anderen digitalisierten Kunstprojekten (Fotos, Comics, Texte, webbasierte Projekte) und wächst auf der Basis einer kontinuierlichen, offenen Ausschreibung. Die Kompilation wird im Rahmen der LA Ausstellungen (als Vorführung an der Perpetuum Mobile Station) in unterschiedlichen Städten gezeigt. Aus rechtlichen Gründen können wir nur Videoarbeiten als Geschenk oder einfach als Kopie akzeptieren. http://bringintakeout.wordpress.com/artists-and-works/perpetum-mobile/

Wenn Sie an LA offenen Ausschreibungen wahrnehmen wollen, schicken Sie bitte Ihr Material in digitaler Form an: bringintakeout@gmail.com oder bringen Sie es in VBKÖ oder Open Systems mit.

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The Bring In Take Out Living Archive open calls

The Bring In Take Out Living Archive is a collaborative art project that is grounded on the principles of sharing, exchange, commons, and collective vs. individual knowledge. With different open calls we are looking for information, documentation of artworks and artworks of women and feminist artists from the (post)Yugoslav space and beyond:

Bring In Take Out Living Archive Questionnaire
As part of our continuous endeavour to collect feminist knowledge, experiences, ideas and beliefs in regard to feminist art practices in the (post)Yugoslav space and beyond, we have developed a Questionnaire to be filled out by artists, academics, cultural workers, curators, activists and all who have knowledge, remembrances and/or expertise in the field. Each opinion counts, so please bring in yours! You can find the questionnaire and fill it out at this site:
http://bringintakeout.wordpress.com/questionnaire/

Open call for Perpetuum Mobile video compilation
Perpetuum Mobile is a compilation of video works as well as some other digitized art projects (photos, comics, texts, webbased projects), growing on the basis of a continuous open call and on display within LA exhibitions (as screening at the Perpetuum Mobile station) in different cities. For legal reasons we can only accept video art works as a gift or simply as a copy.

For Reading Room and Digital Oven – another two stations of LA exhibition – we are looking for any kind of documentation: photo, exhibition photos or information on video and audio material etc., preferably in digital format.
In case you are able to share, collaborate and add anything of (your personal) interest to Bring In Take Out Living Archive please send it by e-mail (bringintakeout@gmail.com), file sharing services or snail mail (CRVENA – for LA project, Hamdije Cemerlica 11/1, 71 000 Sarajevo)

                               


23/09/2012

Risk Hazekamp


IK M/V (I M/F)

25 September 2012 until 17 March 2013
Museum Het Dolhuys, the Dutch national museum for psychiatry
Opening: Tuesday, September, 25 17:00-19:00

Risk Hazekamp

Greta Alfaro

A very Crafty and Tricky Contrivance 

is a site specific project, created at the semi-derelict Fish and Coal building, in Kings Cross.
Opening  27 September 2012 6-9pm
 

 

21/09/2012

All My Independent Women 2012

Interested in understanding and supporting feminist modes of production and circulation of artists’ practices that deal with issues around gender, this project marks the coming together of three important archives: the Women’s Art Library/Make, the Open Music Archive, and the AMIW Video Lounge.

The programme combines a series of talks, workshops, roundtable discussions, and viewings hosted at Goldsmiths University of London over a three months period, and two music commissions to be premiered on the 16 November at Cafe OTO.

With:
Miguel Bonneville, Genève Brossard, Ele Carpenter, Catarina Carneiro de Sousa, Hyun Jin Cho, Carla Cruz, Beatrice Dillon, Mónica Faria, Althea Greenan, Karen Gwyer, Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, Risk Hazekamp, Nina Hoechtl, Anna Jonsson, Alex Martinis Roe, Cristina Mateus, Susana Mendes Silva, Sameiro Oliveira Martins, Lara Perry, Rita Rainho, Flávio Rodrigues, Eileen Simpson, Evelin Stermitz, Francesco Ventrella, Lenka Vráblíková, Ben White.

Exploring the different forms of distribution, promotion, and preservation performed by these archives that were once living networks, All My Independent Women 2012 searches for new modes of accountability and circulation within the arts that are based on dialogue with a potential for re-invention.

@ Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London

27 September – 14 December | AMIW Video Lounge | Collection of video art by feminist artists belonging to All My Independent Women’s network

28 September 5-7pm | Practicing Sexual Difference | Workshop by Alex Martinis Roe
Free to attend | RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_28sept

10 October 5-7pm | Archival Materials, Practices, Politics and Poetics | Workshop by Hyun Jin Cho and Nina Hoechtl
Free to attend | RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_10oct

2 November 5-7pm | Feminist Curatorial Practices | Talk by Lara Perry and Francesco Ventrella
Free to attend | RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_2nov

9 November 5-7pm | The Creative Commons within the Arts | Round table discussion with Ele Carpenter (Embroider Digital Commons), and Eileen Simpson & Ben White (Open Music Archive) | TBC
Free to attend | RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw2012_9nov

5 December 5-7pm | Re-engaging Archived Art Practices | Guided exploration of the Women’s Art Library and the Women’s Revolutions Per Minute archives by Althea Greenan and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen
Free to attend | RSVP: http://is.gd/amiw_5dec

Women’s Art Library/Make
Goldsmiths University of London
Special Collections Reading Room – Rutherford Building (Library)
New Cross, London, SE14 6AF
www.gold.ac.uk/make
a.greenan@gold.ac.uk
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm (Wednesdays until 7pm)


@ Cafe OTO

16 November 8pm | The Brilliant and the Dark – B Side Samples for Remix | An Open Music Archive Project | Performances by Karen Gwyer, Beatrice Dillon, and the Open Music Archive

Cafe OTO
18 - 22 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
www.cafeoto.co.uk

Advance tickets available via http://www.cafeoto.co.uk

More information can be found at http://amiw2012.blogspot.co.uk

All My Independent Women 2012 is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
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