The femmeuses Workshop will address certain key works by artists of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, including Laurie Anderson, Dara Birnbaum, Valerie Export, Yoko Ono, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas and Adrian Piper. The Workshop shall begin with an analysis of performance videos and influential texts, and then propose a series of remakes, traversing artistic processes and the creation of performances. It is intended that the workshop shall ascertain how the different stands taken by feminist art influenced not only post-modern art, but also contemporary dance, and especially what we now call non-dance. The feminist, gay, and queer movements, and in particular the writings of Judith Butler and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, underline how the acquisition of gender can be seen as a performative approach. The workshop will also investigate how the body is confronted by different forms of artistic media, as well as propose an analysis and broadening of the potentials revealed by extant processes in the construction of gender.

Within the Seminar of Contemporary Performing Arts (Maska, www.maska.si)

Organisation: City of Women
In collaboration with: Cankarjev dom, Maska
With the support of: Institut français Charles Nodier, Culturesfrance Paris

Date and time of event: 
Oct 04th 16:00 - 19:00
Place of event: 
Cankarjev dom