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. 

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
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