screening and discussion
Tranzit.cz presents To Become Two, 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.
8 November 2017, 7 p.m.
Dittrichova 9, Prague
the event will be held in English
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Alex Martinis Roe
(* 1982, Melbourne, lives and works in Berlin)
Alex Martinis Roe’s current projects focus on feminist genealogies. They seek to foster productive relationships between different generations of feminists as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. This involves developing research and storytelling methodologies, which employ non-linear understandings of time, respond to the specific practices of different communities, experiment with the apparatus of the discursive encounter, and imagine how these entanglements can inform new political practices.
Solo shows include: GfZK - Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (upcoming); To Become Two at Badischer Kunstverein, Kalrsruhe, Germany, 2017; The Showroom, London, 2017; ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano, 2017; Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, 2016. Recent solo performance events include: Our Future Network at If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, Amsterdam 2016 and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2015.
Recent group shows include: The National, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Los Derivados / The Derivatives, SlyZmud Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2017; Performing Knowledge, Dienstgebäude, Zürich, 2017; No New Kind of Duck, Yvonne Lambert, Berlin, 2016; Emphasis Repeats, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale on Hudson, NY, 2016.