Our Future Network: Alex Martinis Roe

16 January 2018, 6pm
Bourdon Lecture Theatre, Glasgow School of Art

This event is part of a three-week, two-part residency taking place in the Reid Gallery in January 2018. To find out more about Curatorial Studio in Residence, click here.

The first screening in Scotland of Alex Martinis Roe’s Our Future Network, 2016 a film made within the context of her ongoing project To Become Two.

Alex Martinis Roe’s recent work stems from her ongoing engagement with international feminist communities and their political practices. Her current projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. Across six films the project To Become Two traces the story of six different, yet connected, histories of feminist groups from the 1970s to the present who have built communities in Europe and Australia.

Our Future Network uses the knowledge gathered and produced through this research since 2014. This feature length film involved the staging of a four day meeting in a country house outside Berlin. Twenty two contributors, from all over Europe, were involved in the enactment of twenty “propositions for feminist collective practice”. These propositions were developed as a collaboration between Roe and each contributor in the months leading up to the meeting. The central questions addressed to this new network are: what can we learn from the political, theoretical and aesthetic practices developed within and among the historical feminist collectives in the To Become Two project, and how can we adapt these practices to our own needs, desires and contexts? The film also acts as a toolbox to be used as a resource during workshops and performance events.

Alex Martinis Roe (b. 1982, Melbourne, Australia) is an artist based in Berlin. She was a fellow of the Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, University of the Arts, Berlin (2013-2016). Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Badischer Kunstverein, Germany (2017); ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano (2017); Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2017); Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Amsterdam (2016); Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2014); Archive Kabinett, Berlin (2014); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013). She was in residence at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2006–2007); Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon (2011); and Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin (2009–2015).

The event will include a response by writer and academic Laura Guy.

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