Resisting Relations

Resisting Relations was a one-day symposium dedicated to lesbian identity and feminist art history organised by myself with Flora Dunster and Catherine Grant at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The proceedings were recorded and are now on Soundcloud.

Resisting Relations is a one-day symposium dedicated to the sometime resistant, often divergent and frequently precarious ways that lesbian identity appears in histories of feminist art.

Through a series of performances and conversations, the event will consider theories of difference and resistance in relation to sexual identity; the politics of collaboration in feminist creative practice and the disruptive force of queerness to lesbian and feminist politics of representation.

Foregrounding experimental forms, erotic attachments and political associations, Resisting Relations invites contributors and audience to reflect on new approaches to thinking about lesbian, queer, trans and intersex identities and communities through the lens of art and culture.

Contributors include Naeem Davis and Tia Simon-Campbell (BBZ), Mason Leaver-Yap, Yve Lomax, Taylor Le Melle, Nat Raha, Dorothea Smartt, Del LaGrace Volcano.

The event is co-organised by Flora Dunster (University of Sussex), Catherine Grant (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Laura Guy (Newcastle University).

It is supported by the Paul Mellon Centre, CHASE Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England and the Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths, University of London.


Address: Curzon Cinema, GoldsmithsRichard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way, New CrossLondon SE14 6NW

Nearest stations: New Cross, New Cross Gate

Access: The cinema café, Thirty Five, has step-free access and an automatic door on a push-button. Please follow signage at the front of Goldsmiths for the accessible route. Access from the café to the cinema is step-free, as is access to the toilets.The cinema is fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are spaces for two wheelchairs in the front row. Please contact us in advance to let us know you’re coming. There is an infrared hearing loop system for the hard of hearing installed. There is one accessible toilet next to the cinema.

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