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New Event: 14 February 2012, Confrontational Perspectives
2 February 2012

Marina Vishmidt
Claire Makhlouf Carter: Demo – Penfold Street
Chicks on Speed: A Modest Proposal

14 February, 6.30–9.00pm

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ

This event is free, but space is limited and booking essential.
To book contact: Gavin Everall, 020 7247 2203, or gavin@bookworks.org.uk

Through a screening and discussion of current work Marina
Vishmidt presents her research into embodied practices which
stage a negative critique of work from a feminist perspective in
the art of the past several decades and argues that the critique
of womens' labour can also evoke the critique of another kind of
labour: the labour of reproducing and performing gender in a
disciplinary economy of representation.

Claire Makhlouf Carter, whose work Demo – Penfold Street explores
the limits and antagonisms of performance, self-immolation,
social relations and stench.

The event finishes with a Chicks On Speed Performance – Lecture,
A Modest Proposal featuring: Melissa Logan, Anat Ben-David,
Rachael Matthews and Sonja Todd.

6.30pm Doors open
7.00pm Marina Vishmidt
7.30pm Claire Makhlouf Carter
8.00pm Chicks on Speed
9.00pm Doors close

Book Works is funded by Arts Council England. Project supported
by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and The Henry Moore
Foundation

Short text: 

Organised as part of Again, A Time Machine, Confrontational
Perspectives, reawakens the spirit of Book Works: A Women's
Perspective
(1992) in a night of beats, provocation, screening
and confrontations, in order to reposition feminist art against
the complacency of anodyne participation and aspirational
networks.