Fay Nicolson, The School of the Event Horizon, Cathy Haynes

Fay Nicolson, The School of the Event Horizon, Cathy Haynes 

before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared

Event with talks and performances, Saturday, 26 July, 5.30 to 8.30pm 

Fay Nicolson: Never Odd or Even, a reading
Fay Nicolson will read a chapter entitled 'Script for a School Play' from her 2011 text 'Never Odd or Even'. This section of text explores the concept of 'latency' (as a gap or delay in time) and draws abstract connections between data, language, time, work, education and understanding. Never Odd or Even was originally published in A Circular (Issue 1), 2011.

The School of the Event Horizon: Oracular Sponge
Do you find being fixed in space and time a bind? Would you like to know all possible scenarios at once? Discover multiple answers to the fundamental questions of your life with the Oracular Sponge (Version 003.1a). The Department of Foresight (part of the School of the Event Horizon) will launch their new time granulation device with a talk and demonstration.

Cathy Haynes: A Map of Shadows
Cathy Haynes attempts to divide and order shadows by type and value, with category notes on street lamps, retromancy and the Sun god Ra.

before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared is a multifaceted project that includes a group exhibition, an event and a publication produced in collaboration with Tenderbooks. The publication gives space to the research leading into the exhibition and events, but also allows for parallel investigations to unfold and ideas to diverge. While the publication will be circulated and distributed during and after the exhibition to ensure an afterlife to the conversation, the events will provide an opportunity for a wider audience to engage with the thinking process, to share anecdotes and corresponding ideas.

10 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4HE
from 2 until 6pm
and by appointment

Yvonne Rainer: dance works

Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works
11 July to 10 August 2014

Opening from 11am Friday 11 July
with daily performances at 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm

A Salto: Laetitia Morais

A SALTO, 26 Julho - 3 Agosto.
26 Julho, Sábado, das 18h às 20h30, no 172 da rua do Sol, Porto.
Poderão ainda visitar de 30 de Julho a 03 de Agosto das 15h às 19h.

_ Sobre inércia, movimento, disciplina e indisciplina.

Community Haystacks invites everyone with an interest in the history and current use of the marshes to take part, with the aim to reintroduce annual communal harvest events to the former Lammas Land.
The Walthamstow Marshes are one of the last expanses of semi-natural marshland left in London, and were formerly used widely for grazing and haymaking. Since 1985 the land has been designated a Site of Special Specific Interest (SSSI) and is now managed by the Lee Valley Regional Park. Traditionally the Marshes were considered “common land” and Lee Valley Regional Park now conserves the Marshes using an ancient system of management, where hay is cut on Lammas Day (1 August).

The event takes place on the Lammas Meadows behind the Lee Valley Ice Rink on Lea Bridge Road. For event bookings and further information visit: visitleevalley.org.uk/haystacks
Scything Lessons
Friday and Saturday, 1-2 August, 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Scything expert Clive Leeke will run two-hour workshops (priced at £5 to cover use of tools and refreshments), which will include practical experience of different scything methods as well as information about the numerous advantages of traditional scything.
Alternatively, if you’re a dab-hand at sycthing, why not just come along!
Friday and Saturday, 1-2 August, 7pm
Free talks on the Marshes and the chance to discuss broader issues related to the history, management and current use of the site. Invited speakers include artist and architect Céline Condorelli, food grower and conservationist Fiona Fiona McAllister (Growing Communities), artist Alana Jelinek and a representative from the New Lammas Land Defence Committee.
Haystack Making
Sunday, 3 August, 12-4pm
Day three will be dedicated to gathering hay and building haystacks. This is a family friendly event and guests are invited to bring their own picnic and join in the making of the largest haystack the Marshes have seen for while! The park rangers will also offer guided walks around the meadows with first-hand information about the wildlife, plants and land management.
The event corganised by the Lee Valley Regional Park Rangers together with artists Kathrin Böhm and Louis Buckley.
This year’s ‘Haystack’ follows on from a first public haystack making on the marshes in 2013. Click here.
Haystacks are a series of informal meetings to talk about rural links and practices, started by Kathrin Böhm / myvillages.org.

Molluscs Hunt Wizards launch event

Molluscs Hunt Wizards is a project that looks for markers and boundaries of experience and potential within desert and plains landscapes and uses this research to create new sculpture and drawing. Within the narrative of Molluscs Hunt Wizards, molluscs and wizards act as metaphors for gradual and dynamic modes of action or experience, molluscs being gradual, wizards being dynamic.

From early August 2014 Sovay Berriman will travel from Beijing (China) to UlaanBaatar (Mongolia) to join a three week research trip into the Gobi. Following this she will fly to Australia to meet with artist-led groups and visit deserts of the red-centre and the Willandra Lakes. Throughout this journey Berriman will gather information regarding markers and boundaries from those with knowledge of these landscapes, and from her own experiences.

Please join us for the launch of Molluscs Hunt Wizards to learn more about the project and share your own tales of big open spaces and the markers and boundaries you have found there. We’ll be talking planning, maps, methods of exploration and the power of fantasy.

The Interview Room,
The Old Police Station, Deptford, SE14 6LG
7 - 8:30pm, Friday 1st August 2014.

Molluscs Hunt Wizards is entirely funded through private sources, a crowd-funding campaign is running to gather the remaining finance required. Please visit https://www.sponsume.com/project/molluscs-hunt-wizards to help to raise funds and spread the word.
Through sources that it would be unfair of me to expose here, I have discovered that wizards head to deserts to charge their power and test their affect. My aim is to find the edges of their testing grounds, and the markers of their moments of power. To harness these to navigate my way through the desert, collecting moments of experience and charting the stages and platforms that promote dynamic transformative actions.


In dialogue: Terre Thaemlitz, Laurence Rassel & Griselda Pollock

In dialogue: Terre Thaemlitz, Laurence Rassel & Griselda Pollock 14 July, 6–8pm, at Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Image courtesy Comatonse Recordings

Pavilion presents a discussion between audio producer Terre Thaemlitz, curator Laurence Rassel, and art historian Griselda Pollock. The event considers the male/female gender paradigm in relation to feminism's dismantling of patriarchy.

Terre Thaemlitz is a transgender audio producer, DJ and writer whose work combines a critical look at identity politics with an ongoing analysis of the socio-economics of commercial media production.

Laurence Rassel is currently Artistic Director of Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Between 1997-2008, as part of Constant, Brussels, her investigative work centred around feminist artistic practice and intellectual property. In 2007 she collaborated with Thaemlitz on The Laurence Rassel Show, an electroacoustic radio drama about feminist anonymity.

Griselda Pollock is Professor of the Social & Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds. She is a major influence in the areas of feminist theory, feminist art history and gender studies and played an important role in establishing Pavilion in 1983.

This event forms part of Pavilion’s ongoing preoccupation with the organisation’s history as a feminist photography centre.
With thanks to Feminist Review Trust & Leeds Inspired
Tickets: free Advance booking essential. Book online or email will@pavilion.org.uk

At: Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf St, Leeds, LS2 7EQ


Affirmative Practices – An Encounter: hosted and organised by Alex Martinis Roe

Tuesday July 15, 2014

Affirmative Practices – An Encounter: hosted and organised by Alex Martinis Roe

Tue, Jul 15, 7 pm
Free admission

in English and ItalianInline images 1
Alex Martinis Roe, A story from Circolo della rosa (2014) | High definition video still of a photograph by P.H. Vanda-Vergna from the Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective Archive

With Marirì Martingengo, Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective, Laura Minguzzi, Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective , Iris van der Tuin, Gender Studies and Philosophy of Science, Utrecht University , Alex Martinis Roe, Fellow of the Graduate School for the Arts, UdK

An encounter between two generations of practitioners, who all participate in the production of feminist history, theory or art, and who engage with a common genealogy of thought on sexual difference. Exploring the relationship of recent new feminist materialist accounts of processes of “sexual differing” to earlier Italian and French philosophies and political practices of sexual difference, will provide a way of engaging both generations together now to construct speculative feminist futures.


Marirì Martinengo, born in Liguria and now elderly, lives and works in Milan, where she taught literature in schools. Since 1980 she has taken regular shifts as a cashier at the Milan Women's Bookstore and participated in its other relational, political and cultural activities and those of its club, Circolo della rosa. In the 80’s she implemented especially designed programs at the school where she was teaching, with particular attention to the education of girls through the application of a pedagogia della differenza (pedagogy of difference). She then subsequently devoted herself to historical research on female Occitan poets and published her work on Hildegard von Bingen and her letters, among others (le Trovatore 1996). She then dedicated herself to researching the poignant story of her paternal grandmother, her writing on which has given rise to the practice and theory of storia vivente (living history). She is currently researching the topic "An opportunity to be grasped: the invention of old age” with a group of women. News about her can be found on the internet under the heading Marirì Martinengo.

Laura Minguzzi was born in Ravenna in 1949 and lives in Milan. She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Ca 'Foscari in Venice, with a thesis on women's and feminist movements in Russia. Since it began, she has participated in the Movimento di Pedagogia della differenza (Pedagogy of Difference Movement), founded by Marirì Martinengo. In Sapere di sapere (Knowing to Know) (1995) she wrote about this experience. Since 2001, she has been the editor of the Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective’s website (www.libreriadelledonne.it) and the president of the collective’s club Circolo della rosa. With Serena Fuart she published a supplement to No. 84 of the collective’s magazine Via Dogana entitled, Così via in un circolo di potenza illimitato (And so on in a circle of unlimited power) 2008. She is part of the Comunità di storia vivente (Community of Living History), which was initiated by Martinengo, and with whom she has published her research on the medieval abbess Euphrosyne-the-Pure in Libere di Esistere (Free to Exist) (1996). In 2012, The Community of Living History published a selection of their theoretical writings in No. 3 (95) DWF (DonnaWomanFemme) magazine.

Iris van der Tuin was born in Heerenveen (the Netherlands) in 1978, lives in Amsterdam and teaches Gender Studies and Philosophy of Science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Iris has edited Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture (Routledge, 2009) with Rosemarie Buikema and wrote New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies (Open Humanities Press, 2012) with Rick Dolphijn. She has edited a special issue on 'Feminist Matters: The Politics of New Materialism' with Peta Hinton (Women: A Cultural Review, 2014). Her forthcoming book is Generational Feminism: Advanced Introduction to a Generative Approach (Lexington Books, 2014). Her articles have appeared in among others Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Australian Feminist Studies, European Journal of Women’s Studies, and Women’s Studies International Forum.

Alex Martinis Roe was born in Melbourne in 1982 and lives in Berlin. Her current research projects and exhibitions explore feminist genealogies using a variety of media, including film, audio installation, performance and text. Since 2009 she has lived and worked at Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin and recently completed a residency at Viafarini Milan. Recent exhibitions include Making Space: Spaces of Anticipation, ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano (2014); A story from Circolo della rosa, Archive Kabinett, Berlin (solo) (2014); Wahala, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2013), NEW13, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2013); Collective Biographies, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin (solo) (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).