Now You Can Go
Juxtaposing historical with contemporary positions, Now You Can Go is a thirteen-day events programme exploring feminist concepts of generation and genealogy. It asks whether practices of consciousness-raising and collectivity might help us to combat the fragmentation, exhaustion and anxiety that we experience under networked capitalism. The programme draws inspiration from Italian feminisms, including the work of collectives formed in the 1970s: Rivolta Femminile (Female Revolt), Libreria delle Donne di Milano (Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective), and Lotta Femminista (Feminist Struggle).
A touchstone is the work of Carla Lonzi, the writer and cofounder of Rivolta Femminile, and her refusal of power and rejection of masculine creativity that exploits female supportive activity. This process of ‘deculturation’ entailed Lonzi’s withdrawal from her roles as an art critic, as a feminist leader, and from her relationship with her lover, the sculptor Pietro Consagra, which she documented in a dialogue between them called Vai pure (Now You Can Go).
Now You Can Go grows out of the Feminist Duration Reading Group which meets monthly at SPACE in London. The programme is developed by participants in the FDRG: Angelica Bollettenari, Giulia Casalini, Diana Georgiou, Laura Guy, Helena Reckitt, Irene Revell and Amy Tobin.
Supported by the Arts Council of England, Grants for the Arts.
With additional support by Goldsmiths’ Annual Fund, Goldsmiths’ Art Department, and the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths, University of London; EWVA European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s’ (DJCAD, University of Dundee); IASPIS; and Electra.
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Tuesday 1 December
7pm - 9pm, SPACE
Feminist Duration Reading Group: Translation as a feminist practice
led by Laura Guy
Saturday 5 December
11.30pm – 1.30pm, ICA Cinema 1
Panel Discussion: On Social Reproduction
co-founders of Plan C, Camille Barbagallo and Nicholas Beuret (by Skype); Justice for Domestic Workers Chair Marissa Begonia; Guardian journalist Dawn Foster; art historian Larne Abse Gogarty; artist Pablo Pakula. Chaired by academic Emma Dowling.
Sunday 6 December and Tuesday 8 December
7.15pm - 9.15pm, Raven Row
Two night lecture and workshop with Nina Wakeford
Participants should expect to generate some material in relation to the workshop theme between sessions.
Wednesday 9 December
6.30pm, ICA Cinema 1
Rescue Missions: Women’s Art Recovered, Re-enacted, and Recuperated
Artist Sonia Boyce, director of the Live Art Development Agency, Lois Keidan, arts collector and supporter Valeria Napoleone and co-director of HollyBush Gardens, Lisa Panting. Chaired by art historian Amy Tobin.
Thursday 10 December
7.15pm – 9.15pm, Raven Row
Carla Lonzi Teach-In
Led by art historian Teresa Kittler
Friday 11 December
7–9pm, The Showroom
Film Screening: Autoritratti
Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Giulia Casalini
Anna Valeria Borsari, Cinzia Cremona, Catherine Elwes, Tina Keane, Ketty La Rocca, Federica Marangoni, Maria Teresa Sartori, Elaine Shemilt, Elisabetta di Sopra. Readings by Diana Georgiou.
Saturday 12 December
11.30am – 9.30pm
Now You Can Go Seminar
Zach Blas, Fulvia Carnevale of Claire Fontaine, Carla Cruz, Karen Di Franco, Maria Drakopoulou, Andrea Francke, Catherine Grant, Karolin Meunier, Gabrielle Moser, Raju Rage, Helena Reckitt, Lucy Reynolds, Frances Rifkin, Caroline Russell, Francesco Ventrella, Marina Vishmidt (by Skype), Giovanna Zapperi.
Sunday 13 December 2015
1pm - 5pm, The Showroom
Justice for Domestic Workers Annual Event
All welcome - no booking necessary
Sunday 13 December
6pm – 8.30pm, The Showroom
Herstories from Italy
Case studies on feminist artistic and militant collectives in Italy by art historian Katia Almerini (Cooperativa Beato Angelico), writer, researcher and curator Giulia Damiani (Le Nemesiache collective) and an exposition of contemporary feminist artistic collectives by Giulia Casalini on behalf of ArchivioQueerItalia.com. Followed by keynote talk by philosopher Olivia Guaraldo on polyvocality and sexual difference and the work of Adriana Cavarero, who is joined in conversation by cultural critic Angie Voela.