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Reckitt, Helena. 2015. Feminist Duration Reading Group. [Professional Activity]

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Abstract or Description

Since March 2015 the Feminist Duration Reading Group has met to consider under-appreciated texts, theories and tactics from outside the Anglo-American feminist canon and to consider the contemporary resonance of earlier moments of feminist thinking, art and activism.

The series started in March 2015 with a focus on Italian feminisms. Focusing on texts from the late 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s, the group initially highlighted interlocking strands from Italian feminisms, including: the practice of consciousness-raising, or autocoscienza within Italian feminism; tactics of emotional and professional withdrawal; and the politics of non-assimilation.

These meetings informed a two-day research symposium, Feminist Duration in Art and Curating, at Goldsmiths, University of London, later in March 2015.

Following Feminist Duration in Art and Curating, the group moved from the academic context of Goldsmiths to the public art studio complex SPACE in Hackney, where it started to meet in August 2015 on a monthly basis.

In December 2015, the public events programme ‘Now You Can Go’ took place across four London art spaces, building and reflecting on the explorations that had taken place in the reading group. Events included ‘A Feminist Chorus for Feminist Revolt,’ a spoken distillation of the monthly discussions and readings made by the Feminist Duration Reading Group, and gathered into a score by Lucy Reynolds, which was performed at the “Now You Can Go Seminar’ at The Showroom.
http://nowyoucango.tumblr.com/post/133658780340/now-you-can-go-seminar

At a public meeting of the group in February 2016, it was decided that sessions would continue at SPACE, and that the group would widen its remit to encompass other under-known feminisms, in addition to those from the Italian tradition. The group also changed the way in which texts were explored in the group, leading to the practice of reading together, out loud, on the night.

A sister group in Toronto, developed by art historian and curator Gabrielle Moser following her participation in ‘Now You Can Go,’ was set up in June 2016. An exploratory working group, Emilia-Amalia employs practices of citation, annotation, and autobiography as modes of activating feminist art, writing and research. The two groups collaborate on resources, developing sessions in dialogue response to one another’s work.
https://gallery44.org/events/emilia-amalia-working-group Moser and Reckitt discuss their exchange in the published conversation ‘Feminist Tactics of Citation, Annotation, and Translation: Curatorial Reflections on the Now You Can Go Programme,’ (OnCurating, 2016).
http://www.on-curating.org/author/tag/Gabrielle%20Moser.html#.WFpCbenn35k

Item Type: Professional Activity
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Schedule:

Reading Group on Italian Feminisms
Tuesday 3rd March, 2015
Curating Studio, Art Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
Carla Lonzi, ‘Let's Spit on Hegel,’ 1970
Antonella Nappi, ‘Nudity,’ 1971
La Libreria delle donne di Milano/Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective, ‘Sexual Difference, A Theory of Social-Symbolic Practice,’ 1987
Session inspired by Claire Fontaine and led by Helena Reckitt

Reading Group on Italian Feminisms
10th March,2015
Curating Studio, Art Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
Lea Melandri, ‘Autonomy and the Need for Love: Carla Lonzi, Vai pure,’ 2000
Lea Melandri, ‘The Ongoing Practice: “Analysis Groups” and “Subconscious Groups”’, 2000
Session inspired by Claire Fontaine and led by Helena Reckitt

11 August 2015: Carla Lonzi and Luisa Muraro
Session led by Helena Reckitt
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-a-reading-group-on-feminisms-consciousness-raising-and-leave-taking/

9 September 2015: Lotta Feminista / Wages for Housework
Session led by Helena Reckitt
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-a-reading-group-on-feminisms-consciousness-raising-and-leave-taking-sep-2/

6 October 2015: Suzanne Santoro
Session led by Helena Reckitt
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-a-reading-group-on-feminisms-consciousness-raising-and-leave-taking-oct/

3 November 2015: Adriana Cavarero and Olivia Guaraldo
Session led by Diana Georgiou
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-a-reading-group-on-feminisms-consciousness-raising-and-leave-taking-nov/

1 December 2015: Translation as a Feminist Practice: Gayatri Chakravorty
Spivak and Teresa de Lauretis.
Session led by Laura Guy.
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-a-reading-group-on-feminisms-consciousness-raising-and-leave-taking-dec/

1 March 2016: The Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective and the Practice of Entrustment
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-a-reading-group-on-feminisms-consciousness-raising-and-leave-taking-mar/
Session inspired by Alex Martinis Roe and led by Helena Reckitt

5 April 2016: Gloria Anzaldúa and Barbara Christian
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-a-reading-group-on-feminisms-consciousness-raising-and-leave-taking-apr/
Gloria Anzaldúa and Barbara Christian
Session led by Diana Georgiou

3 May 2016 : Spanish Transfeminismo: Lucía Egaña Rojas and Manifesto Transfeminista
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-transfeminismo/ Session led by Giulia Casalini

7 June 2016: The Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective and the Practice of the Unconscious
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-jun/
Session led by Lucia Farinati with Helena Reckitt

5 July 2016: Adriana Cavarero
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-jul/
Session led by Sara Paiola and Lucia Farinati

2 August 2016: Queer Beograd
Session led by Jet Moon
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-aug/

6 September 2016
Scuola Senze Fine – School Without End: Italian Women and the 150 Hour School Diploma Course
Session led by Rose Gibbs with Helena Reckitt
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-reading-group-sep/

4 October 2016
Linda Zerilli & Anne Boyer
Session led by Amy Tobin
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-reading-group-oct/

1 November 2016
Icelandic Women’s Strike of 24th October 1975
Session led by Lynne Friedli andValeria Graziano
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-reading-group-nov-1/

6 December 2016
Tiqqun: Sonnogram of a Potentiality
Session led by Helena Reckitt
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/feminist-duration-reading-group-dec/

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Item ID: 19420
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 12:48
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 12:18
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19420

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