OPEN CALL – seminar with Maria Walsh for artists working with moving image

Date: 13.11.2019 — 29.11.2019

Etc. gallery invites artists to participate in the seminar The Difference that Difference Makes in Art Practice: Disturbing (Feminist) Identity, led by the British theoretician and art critic Maria Walsh. The seminar offers local artists, who deploy the medium of moving image in their work and relate to feminist theory, an opportunity to take part in a discussion. The content of the seminar will consist of short presentations of the participants (5 to 10 minutes) based on the reading of texts by Elizabeth Grosz Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics, and Art and Amelie Jones Self/Image: Technology, Representation and the Contemporary Subject. The meeting will conclude with a joint discussion.

The seminar takes place on Friday the 6th of November 2019 from 2:30 pm at the PAF Festival in Olomouc. The seminar will be followed by a lecture by Maria Walsh and a screening of two films made by Lucy Beech and Rehana Zaman. 

The seminar is in English language and free of charge. Due to time limitations, the number of participants is limited to 8 persons. The registration is binding, in the case of cancellation there will be two substitute places.

Please send your portfolios and short motivation letters outlining your reasons for wanting to participate to by the 24th of November 2019. Selected participants will receive a confirmation by the 30th of November 2019.

Dr Maria Walsh is a London-based writer and art critic. She is Reader in Artists’ Moving Image at Chelsea College of Arts where she co-organises the Subjectivity and Feminism research group. Her research on the moving image focuses on theories of performativity, continental philosophy, and feminist revisions of phenomenology. She examines the screen as a critical place for therapeutic encounters in the context of neoliberalism. Her artistic critiques, including interviews and artist reviews, regularly appear in Art Monthly. She contributed to the book Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image: Contexts and Practices, published in August 2019, and currently is preparing a monograph provisionally entitled Performative Therapeutics in Contemporary Artists’ Moving Image.