Long Table on Live Art and Feminism with Lois Weaver

Friday 25th April, 2014

7pm. Free, no booking required

 
Conceived by Lois Weaver and inspired by Marleen Gorris’ film Antonia's Line, the Long Table is an experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance-installation-roundtable-discussion-dinner-party designed to facilitate dialogue through the gathering together of people with common interests. The first RRR3 Long Table event in October 2013  was attended by over 140 artists and thinkers of all ages, and was an opportunity to discuss what and who are missing from historical accounts, and what should be done about it – full documentation of this event is now available.

This second Long Table will continue the conversation about feminism and performance.

There have been a host of publishing, curatorial and archiving initiatives over the last few years in the UK and internationally revisiting feminist performance histories and considering the impact of feminist artists and art on contemporary identity politics. 

As part of the Live Art Development Agency’s ongoing Restock, Rethink, Reflect (RRR) series for, and about, artists who are exploring issues of diversity and representation in innovative and radical ways, RRR3 on Live Art and feminism hopes to contribute to these initiatives by collaboratively mapping and marking key historical moments and artists, particularly those left out of official histories or that have been unrecorded or forgotten about; by creating spaces for discourse and research; and by supporting artists of the future through professional development projects and specialized resources.

This Long Table is an opportunity to both introduce and reflect on some recent initiatives, to discuss what and who are missing from historical accounts, and to explore what kinds of actions and strategies could be undertaken by LADA, and indeed others, in the future, including the creation of new Study Room Guides, publications and professional development projects. 

Before the Long Table join LADA and Lois Weaver for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Live Art and Feminism from 1pm to 6pm in the White Building, Hackney Wick. Free, but please register your interest on [email protected]

The White Building is accessible to wheelchair users and the Agency’s office and Study Room can be accessed by lift.

Supported by Creativeworks London, as part of a project to enhance LADA's Study Room holdings on Live Art and Feminism.

Banner image credit:

Image: Alex Eisenberg

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