Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972
The Dutch premiere of Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972 by Andrea Fraser, Tues 2 Dec 2014, 20:00 hrs, De Balie, Amsterdam
Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht and If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution in Amsterdam co-present Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972 (2012) is a work developed by artist Andrea Fraser based on a 1972 live radio broadcast of a dialogue between several men discussing the importance of feminist struggle to men, how they respond or fail to respond to their female counterparts, and the anxieties and struggles which arise. Fraser transcribed and edited the broadcast and performs as all four participants, reenacting in her own performance the men’s difficulty in moving outside the bounds of their gender and experiencing empathy for the feminist cause.
The performance was originally produced by West of Rome, curated by Emi Fontana for the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, and organized by the Getty Research Institute and LA><ART as one of a series of new performances inspired by the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. The Amsterdam presentation on Tues 2 Dec 2014 at 20:00 hrs of Men on the Line is co-produced by Casco and If I Can't Dance. It is hosted by De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam. Tickets available here.
This event is organised in collaboration with If I Can't Dance, Affective Communities, Graduate Gender Programme of Utrecht University