Absolute Demolition: Gender & Anarchy
5 Jul 20167:00 pm | ICA Studio | £3.00
“Cease to place your confidence in economic legislation, vice-crusades & uniform education – you are glossing over Reality.” Mina Loy, Feminist Manifesto, 1914
On the anniversaries of Dada and Punk London, this event seeks to address current research areas of gender, politics and disruption. A series of speakers present their own research and practices through the themes of Gender and Anarchy.
Mary Wild, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, whose lecture series PROJECTIONS merges psychoanalytical theory with politics through her dissection of film
“PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act.'”
Morgan Potts is an international relations theorist, editor, non-binary trans activist, photographer, and cellist. His academic background is in the gendered aspects of international security and nuclear politics, informed by queer and critical theory. He likes feminist punk and science fiction, and is currently working as an educational speaker with Gendered Intelligence.
Denise Ackerl is a current practice-based PhD student at Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon, exploring the links between feminist activism and performance art in the context of social media and cognitive capitalism. Ackerl has exhibited and performed in numerous locations such as ICA London, Trafalgar Square, Karlsplatz Vienna and Speaker’s Corner Hyde Park and has formed Space for Failure – an initiative to promote experimentation with feminist/queer performance concepts.
Rosemary Cronin is an artist, writer and lecturer with a research-based practice focusing on gender, psychoanalysis, subcultures and subversion; currently researching girl gangs. The work is realised through performance, print and sculpture. Cronin has exhibited at South London Gallery, ICA London, National Portrait Gallery and The Wallace Collection.
Funded by the UAL Communities of Practice fund, and organised by the UAL Gender & Sexuality Research Forum.