Monica Ross: A Symposium

The British Library, London
Fri 28 Nov 2014, 10am
£8.00/£6.00/ £5.00
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Monica Ross (1950–2013) was one of the most significant feminist artists and distinguished educators of her generation. This symposium celebrates her life and work, and the forthcoming acquisition of her digital archive by the British Library.

The archive will document Monica Ross’s early work from the 1970s through to Anniversary – an act of memory (2002-13), a performance series in 60 acts of solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the entire Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Speakers who knew Monica Ross personally will explore the contributions she made to performance practice, art education, critical writing and the relationship between art and politics.

Professor Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck, University of London – Acts of Handwriting

Dr Alexandra Kokoli, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture Middlesex University – Now, Then, Again: Towards a Performative Politics of Memory in the work of Monica Ross

Yve Lomax, Writer, Visual Artist and Senior Research Tutor, Fine Art and Photography, Royal College of Art – Vocation

Dr Eric Jacobson, Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton – Monica Ross, Walter Benjamin and the Life-Force of the Work of Art

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Jorn Ebner, Visual Artist and Writer  Monica Ross and her use of Technology

Lois Keidan, Co-founder and Co-director of the Live Art Development Agency, London – an act of memory

John Seth, Artist and Senior Lecturer, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London –Reading ‘fall’

Professor Gavin Butt, Professor of Visual Cultures and Performance, Goldsmiths, University of London – Monica Ross: From Performance to Pedagogy

Vong Phaophanit, Artist – Memories of Monica in the studio – politics in action

Clive Phillpot, Writer, Curator and Former Art Librarian – A bibliographic Valentine

Event partner: Monica Ross Action Group

acts of memory 2005 – 2010, the double DVD documenting recitations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Monica Ross is available on Unbound. 

 

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