Organised by the monthly program Cinenova: Now Showing, interdisciplinary artist Staff will show the celebrated director and cinematographer Deville whose film explores epilepsy in a “magical realist portrayal of queer love” and a portrayal of the relationship between the carer and the cared for.
Cinenova is a feminist film organisation that focuses on contemporary moving image and the Now Showing program is working with its archive to re-present what is in the collection.
In addition to the screening, Staff will also present a text and video-in progress to prelude their coming solo show Weed Killer at Los Angeles’ MOCA in 2017 that looks at “illness and gender, and particularly the intersections of queer identity, cross-generational dialogue, and the fine line between states that both poison and nourish”.
The London-based artist duo who often work together will screen and present their work ‘Finding Fanon’ (2015) an ongoing film series inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), a radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation.
Both parts of ‘Finding Fanon’ thus far deal with the relationship Achiampong and Blandy have to each other and the impact that the inherited conversation around colonialism and promise of globalisation has upon on them.
Also involved in the discussion are members of Network 11, a peer network of artists working on questions regarding the positions of Britishbased artists of colour and LGBT communities in the art world.
Organised by Katherine Waugh, the weekend event will be celebrating the English translation of the LA-based semiotext(e) publisher’s book Mad Like Artaud. The afternoon session will feature a “dramatic reading” of the central part of the “schizoanalytic docufiction” —a 1980s interview with the founder of the ‘Theatre of Cruelty’ and avant-garde philosopher’s Rodez asylum psychiatrist Dr. Jacques Latrémolière.
The announcement of the event, which will be interspersed with performances and interventions, comes accompanied by an excerpt from philosopher and semiotext(e)/Foreign Agents series contributor Gilles Deleuze’s ‘The Logic of Sense’, questioning the madness of abstract thought and a philosopher’s responsibility as its inheritor: “Are we to become the professionals who give talks on these topics?”
Alex Martinis Roe hosts a workshop titled ‘Our Future Network’ focusing on trans-generational collective politics at London’s The Showroom for the last of two days today, December 11.
The workshop, which runs as part of the Now You Can Go programme, is introduced as an opportunity to experiment practically with Italian feminist collective practices “as a way to continue inventing and imagining new ones”.
Those that participate will undergo a series of exercises based on collective political practices that were developed by the iconic Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective starting in the 70s and up to present day.
The Now You Can Go two-week events programme that considers “feminism, art and activism”, launches today and will be presented across London at The Showroom, ICA, Space Studios and Raven Row from December 1 to 13.
Inspired by Italian feminisms—including Rivolta Femminile (Female Revolt), Libreria delle Donne di Milano (Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective), and Lotta Femminista (Feminist Struggle)—and growing out of Space Studios’ Feminist Duration Reading Group, the series focuses on the “feminism concepts of generation and genealogy”, as well as art and activism.
The Showroom‘s ongoing programme titled Communal Knowledge will be running at their London location from July 8 to August 16.
The programme was developed to facilitate long-term relationships with a range of local residents and groups through collaborations with designers and artists, and every year through three new commissions.
The first (and now sold out) installment of the collaborative project Re-materialising Feminism is running at London’s The Showroom from June 6 – 8.
The project aims to interrogate feminist theories and practices within the context of contemporary culture, and will feature a series of conferences and events as well as a publication documenting the project to be published by Arcadia Missa publications later in the year.
The 3-day event will feature video work from the Cinenova archive and artist Ann Hirsch, a performance by Nkisi, and conferences featuring Marina Vishmidt, Svenja Bromberg, Theresa Senft, and Linda Stupart.