Lecture by Dr Maria Walsh and screening of films by Lucy Beech and Rehana Zaman
Performing Labour and Performative Group Work in Recent Women Artists’ Moving Image
The lecture by London-based theoretician Dr Maria Walsh will focus on the feminist concept of work in relation to the works of contemporary artists’ moving image. Based on an analysis of the works of Lucy Beech and Rehana Zeman, Walsh outlines what their work reveals about desires, needs, and resistance to exploitation in the era of neoliberal capitalism. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and screenings of the films by Lucy Beech – Me and Mine (2015) and Rehana Zeman – Sharla Shabana Sojourner Selena (2016). The event is organized by Prague etc. gallery and is part of this year’s exhibition project Restless Image. Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Foundation is the partner of the event.
Dr Maria Walsh is a writer and art critic living in London. She is the co-convenor of the Subjectivity & Feminisms research group at Chelsea College of Arts. She researches the theory of moving image, performativity and feminist revision of phenomenology. She contributed to the anthology Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image: Contexts and Practices published in August 2019 and is currently completing a monograph entitled Therapeutic Aesthetics: Performative Encounters in Artists’ Moving Image.