Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two, 30 June 2017
Screening of To Become Two (2016, 120 min) by Alex Martinis Roe followed by Q&A with the artist.
This event is organized by the Feminist Thought in Practice Research Group, based in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. It is in collaboration with Pavilion and Feminist Readings Network, with the support of WRoCAH (White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities) and Arts Council England.
To Become Two is a new film installation by Berlin-based artist Alex Martinis Roe that stems from her ongoing engagement with international feminist communities and their political practices.
Across six films, To Become Two traces the stories of six different, yet connected, feminist groups from the 1970s to the present who have built communities in Europe and Australia.
These include The Milan Women’s Bookstore co-operative; Psychanalyse et Politique, Paris; Women’s Studies at the University of Utrecht; a network in Sydney including people involved in the Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative, Feminist Film Workers, the Working Papers Collective and the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University; and Duoda – Centro de investigación de Mujeres and Ca La Dona in Barcelona.
By using various methods such as participant observation, oral history interviewing and archival research, Martinis Roe offers proposals for how to grapple with contemporary society through feminist methodologies. For the final film, Our Future Network (2016), Martinis Roe established a new network, which resulted in the development of twenty propositions for feminist collective and political practices.
30 June, 4–7pm
Room G.04, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University Road, University of Leeds
The event is free, no booking required.
Alex Martinis Roe (b.1982 Melbourne, Australia) is an artist based in Berlin. Her current projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. She was a fellow of the Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, University of the Arts, Berlin (2013-2016). Recent and upcoming exhibitions include GfZK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany (2018); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); The Showroom, London (2017); ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2017); Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Amsterdam (2016); Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2014); Archive Kabinett, Berlin (2014); and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013). She was in residence at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2006–2007); Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon (2011); and Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin (2009–2015).