Feminist study continues: two invitations from our community
Screening of Judy Chicago & the California Girls and artists’ talk with Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr
Our exhibition and study program We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning (WTM) has ended, but our studies with communities in affinity continue! It’s our great pleasure to hereby extend invitations to two events entangled with WTM and organized by Mark Our Words, Ask Annabel, the Revolutionary Feminism Reading Group, and Perdu.
Screening: Judy Chicago & the California Girls, Sat 9 April, 19:30 hrs at Casco
Feminist Utrecht-based communities and WTM Study Program contributors Mark Our Words and Ask Annabel screen Judy Chicago & the California Girls (27 min, 2013) by filmmaker and writer Judith Dancoff who joins for a special Q&A. This historical documentary is by and about women at the birth of the women’s art movement in Fresno, California, 1971 concurrent with the height of the 1970s women’s movement. Feminist artist Judy Chicago led a unique all-women art program at Fresno State College, having noted that many young women were entering art schools, and very few were coming out as professional artists. The film addresses Chicago’s efforts to empower women artists in a country and culture embroiled in social change.
This event facilitated by Affective Communities, the institutional friendship between Casco and the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG), is free. We appreciate registration so we can be better hosts; please send an e-mail to Anne Punt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists’ Talk: Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr, Wed 6 April, 20:30 hrs at Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam
Last November the Revolutionary Feminism Reading Group, a discussion group on the third reader by the Communist Research Cluster on revolutionary feminism, opened with a powerful talk by Marxist feminists Maya Gonzalez and Cassandra Troyan on the trafficking of girls. Their talk set the critical tone for the next five sessions by dealing with the invisibility and alienation of affective labor in a neoliberal post-crisis afterlife of austerity.
The series closes in collaboration with Perdu, an Amsterdam literature platform that investigates the relation between critical literature and society, by inviting American poets and political scholars Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr. Feminist poetry, art, and politics in the 1990s are the points of focus, realized in live readings from Clover and Spahr's poetry and a discussion with Perdu editor Anne-Marie van der Meer and poet Çağlar Köseoğlu.
06 Apr 2016
Casco’s program is made possible with financial support from City Council of Utrecht, Mondriaan Fund, DOEN Foundation, and European Union Culture Programme.