A Long Table on Live Art and Feminism

A Long Table on Live Art and Feminism

with Lois Weaver, invited guests and you

Wednesday 16 October 2013

7pm

The White Building, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

All welcome. No booking required. Free.
 

Conceived by artist Lois Weaver and inspired by Marleen Gorris’ film Antonia's LineThe 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.

This Long Table is 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. 

The evening will also feature short presentations on a number of exciting current projects including Poppy Jackson and Nina Arsenault on their aGender residency at ]performance s p a c e[; Phoebe Davis on Nailwraps: Influences; and Adrien Sina on Feminine Futures. 

Banner image credit:

Photograph of Lois Weaver. Photograph: Christa Holka

Part of Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Live Art and Feminism

Marking the impact of performance on feminist histories and contemporary gender politics

Restock, Rethink, Reflect Three: on Live Art and Feminism

Marking the impact of performance on feminist histories and contemporary gender politics

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A Live Art and Feminism Edit-a-thon

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Just Like a Woman

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Live Art, Feminism and the Archive

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Long Table on Feminism Documentation

Documentation from the event facilitated by Lois Weaver

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Long Table on Live Art and Feminism documentation now available

A Long Table on Live Art and Feminism hosted by Lois Weaver

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re.act.feminism

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