A seminar about feminism and gender from an artistic point of view.
We are a group of Norwegian artists and art students invited to have a seminar followed by an art exhibition at the artist run gallery Carol 53, here in Bucharest, with the theme Body Art, Gender and Feminism. For the occasion we have formed an art group where professional artists and students work together in a non-hierarchical structure. This structure has its fundament in the ideology of the experimental art school ”Prosjektskolen” in Oslo, Norway – where we all have our base
The title ”Hear me in silence” refers to the first sentence in Norse mythology, told by the ”Volve”; a female shaman – comparable to the Oracle in Delphi-, in the book of Norse mythology ”Edda” , which means ”Grandmother”.
We find it interesting that the Norse myths are communicated by a woman. Because of that, we chose the title of the seminar and exhibition based on the obvious connection with the theme of feminism; since the term historically emerged from the demand of women’s right to vote, and thereby to be heard.
To be heard in silence is in opposition to, and what for thousands of years meant, to silence her. Related to the overseen Echo in the myth of Narcissus, who is punished to never speak her own thoughts, but only to answer with sentences already voiced by her surroundings.
The seminar will take the form of lectures, interaction and group discussions.
We suggest laboratory in favor of auditory.
WHEN & WHERE:
The seminar will take place this weekend at Carol 53. The programme is the following – with possible changes along the way:
SATURDAY, 17th of OCTOBER
11.00 – 11.45 : Intro to the seminar
12.00 – 13.00 : Artist presentation by Vilde von Krogh.
13.15 – 14.00 : Introduction to First Wave Feminism and the Suffragette movement.
14.15 – 15.30 Second wave feminism + Body art & gender.
15.30 – 16.45 : Romanian film
16.45 – 17.30 : Lunch
17.45 – 18.30 : Feminism from a Romanian perspective
18.45 – 19.00 Intro to ”The Agronaut”, documentary film by Kjersti Vetterstad
19.00 – 20.30 : Screening of ”The Agronaut”
21.00 – : Free dinner and discussion.
SUNDAY, 18th of OCTOBER
12.00 – 13.00 : Artist presentation by Kjersti Vetterstad.
13.15 – 14.00 : Second Wave Feminism, Bodyart & Gender.
14.15 – 15.00 : Third Wave Feminism from the 90’s and onwards.
15.00 – 17.00 : Lunch and discussion. Where are we now? Where do we go?
The seminar is free, and everybody who finds the subject worth discussing is very welcomed to join and participate. The full program will be sent out during the next few days. We also welcome you to our exhibition opening on Thursday, the 29th of October, at the same spot.
Hope to see you there! We will hear each other – if not in silence, so with respect.
ALL VOICES ARE WELCOMED!
Organizer: ”Prosjektskolen” Art Schoole,Oslo, Norway
Partners: Carol 53, Penrose CDB, Underworld