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Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? International Symposium 12-Hour Action Group Saturday 3 December, 11:00am - 11:00pm Cooper Gallery, DJCAD
Keynote Speakers: Amelia Jones, Lynda Morris, Laura Mulvey, Adele Patrick and Marina Vishmidt.
Contributors: Anne Bean; James Bell; Tessa Berring; Anne Laure Coxam; Lynn Davidson; Cullinan Richards; Gordon Douglas; Rose English; Laura Edbrook and Sarah Forrest (Sick Sick Sick); Georgi Gill; Marjorie Lotfi Gill; Althea Greenan; Jane Goldman; Victoria Horne; Kirsty Logan, Linder; Katharine Meynell; Rachel McCrum; Jane McKie; Theresa Munoz; Annabel Nicolson; Su Richardson; Hannah O’Shea; Sarah Smart; Catherine Spencer; Alice Tarbuck; Amy Tobin; Karen Veitch; JL Williams.
Ringmistresses: Beth Bate, Cullinan Richards, Sophia Hao and Catherine Spencer.
Always unforeseen, an event is a radical break from the dominant order. In its declaration that other worlds are possible, an event overturns prejudices, assumptions and habits of thought.
An event, if it is anything, is an opening, a revealing of possibility, and it is this potential that the 12-Hour Action Group, the culminating event of Cooper Gallery’s major programme Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? embraces through the inherently radical, dissonant and often luxuriantly subversive thought and action practised by the artists, writers and thinkers occupying Of Other Spaces.
The title of the programme is a homage to Hannah Arendtwho considered politics the ‘space of appearance’; a means of being seen and heard. Deprived of this, gestures whether artistic, social or political, cannot become events that usher in new alternatives. Summoning Arendt’s transgressive and rupturing ‘space of appearance’, Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? reignites feminist insights as a means to provoke gestures into events.