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Joyful Militancy and Protest: RE/SISTERS Talks

RE/SISTERS Public Programme

Format Photographers (Maggie Murray), A woman weaving a web, Greenham Common Royal Air Force base, 12 December 1982

Bringing together artists, photographers and academics, Joyful Militancy and Protest explores the role of women in protesting ecological destruction.

From the creative acts of civil disobedience at Greenham Common to the non-violent protest of the Chipko movement, this afternoon and evening of talks and presentations digs into the past and present of creative feminist dissent. Opening, is a panel celebrating the 40th anniversary of the cooperative women’s photography agency Format, with core members Maggie Murray, Melanie Friend and Joanne O’Brien talking to Dr Noni Stacey. Gallerist and curator Jane England then explores the film, audio and photographic archive of Susan Hiller’s 1973 work ‘Street Ceremonies’, where Hiller and 120 participants used mirrors reflecting sunlight to ‘draw’ a continuous circle across the landscape of West London. Finally, there'll be a discussion between artists and thinkers Poulomi Basu, Nina Wakeford, Anna Feigenbaum and RE/SISTERS Curator, Alona Pardo.


RE/SISTERS Talks Schedule

Frobisher Auditorium 1