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Feminist Films of Work & Protest
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Mako Idemitsu, At Any Place 4, 1978, 12 min.

A collaboration between Jupiter Woods and Another Gaze. 

Narratives of women's labour and protest are brought together through a screening of experimental and documentary films, spanning six decades.

Chaired by Katrina Black and Daniella Shreir with Hannah Proctor and Michelle Williams Gamaker, a conversation follows the screening, which will consider the difficulties of scale, proportion and containment in relation to forms of resistance. Drawing links between the speakers’ individual research, the conversation will address Gamaker’s practice of ‘fictional activism’, and Proctor's research on histories and theories of radical psychiatry, including the collaboratively authored text Communist Feelings, by Proctor and Larne Abse Gogarty.

With films selected by Daniella Shreir (Another Gaze) and event programmed by Katrina Black (Jupiter Woods). 


Madeline Anderson, I Am Somebody, 1969, 28 min.

Joyce Wieland, Solidarity, 1973, 11 min.

Tanya Syed, Chameleon, 1990, 5 min.

Cecilia Mangini, Essere Donne, 1965, 28 min. 

Mako Idemitsu, At Any Place 4, 1978, 12 min.
Jupiter Woods is a London-based art organisation and platform for interdisciplinary research and practice. Their activity is rooted in developing and experimenting with different methods of working and forms of collaboration and exchange. Since 2014, they have worked as an exhibition space, residency programme and research and studio facility located in a domestic setting in South-East London, with a focus on solo exhibitions, discursive programming, and publishing.

Another Gaze is a feminist film journal, founded in 2016 to provide nuanced criticism about women and queers as filmmakers, protagonists and spectators.

Katrina Black is a researcher, programme curator and writer. She is part of Jupiter Woods, where she focuses on the public programme, seminars and publishing.

Michelle Williams Gamaker is a moving image and performance artist. Her work explores the fiction-making machine of 20th century British and Hollywood studio films by restaging sequences to reveal cinematic construction, and recasting characters to propose alternative endings that counter their often doom-laden plight. Williams Gamaker’s key focus is the development of ‘fictional activism’: the restoration of marginalised brown characters as central figures, who return in her works as vocal brown protagonists challenging the fictional injustices to which they have been historically consigned.

Hannah Proctor is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. She is a historian, writer and theorist, whose research focuses on histories and theories of radical psychiatry, emotional histories of the left, and the ways political ideologies shape ideas about the mind. In addition to her academic work, she has published on topics including rayon stockings, gender and the death drive, utopian pedagogy, Communist motherhood, wrinkles, dust, Soviet babies, revolutionary commemoration, British anti-psychiatry, mourning, zombies and Ulrike Meinhof’s brain. She is a member of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy.
Daniella Shreir is founder-editor of Another Gaze. She also works as a programmer and translator. Her translation of Chantal Akerman’s My Mother Laughs was released by Silver Press this autumn.

05:00 pm
Sun, 15 Dec 2019

£7 Full, £5 Concs/Green, £3 Blue Members. 

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception in the ICA bar.

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