The Practice of Resonance: An Exchange of Letters

Alex Martinis Roe, For the joy of being together, they didn't have to agree, high definition video including material courtesy of Centre de documentació de Ca La Dona - Catalunya, 09:24, 2015-2016.

The Practice of Resonance: An Exchange of Letters

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 19:00

Writer Federica Bueti and artist Alex Martinis Roe will be in conversation to discuss their common interest in feminist practices of sexual difference, in particular the practices of affidamento and resonance, and the place of writing in the (de)construction, or hacking, of the modern Western subject. In the form of a public exchange of letters, they will explore their methods of framing and constructing their authorial voices and how feminist historical practices have influenced their current research and practices. 

This event is part of Gallery 44's Field of Vision series, exploring larger conversations surrounding photography and contemporary image culture. The last in our year of programming in partnership with the EMILIA-AMALIA Feminist Working Group, this event marks the culmination of our first programming theme, feminist citation, which looks at how knowledge is reproduced and attempts to critically inform narratives that are brought forward.

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Federica Bueti is a writer and editor based in Berlin. She is the editor of ...ment, Journal for Contemporary Culture, Art and Politics (www.journalment.org). Her writing on art and cultural theory has appeared in magazines such as friezeBOMBIbraazMakhzinFlash Art,Carla, X-TRA, a.o., and regularly contributes to critical anthologies and artist monographs. Her current research focuses on feminism, the economies and politics of personal writing. She is part of the curatorial team at SAVVY Contemporary, where she co-curates the series Speaking Feminisms dedicated to an exploration of current feminist practices and alliances. In 2013, she organised the spoken-words series Rhythms, Voices and Ties at Archive Kabinett, Berlin. Her lectures have been held widely including Tate Liverpool, UK; HKW, Berlin, Germany; Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Akademie der Künste Der Welt, Cologne, Germany; Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany. She is currently completing her PhD in Critical Writing in Art at the Royal College of Art, London.

Alex Martinis Roe b. 1982 (Melbourne, Australia) is an artist based in Berlin. 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. 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 a fellow of the Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, University of the Arts, Berlin (2013-2016).

Federica Bueti and Alex Martinis Roe are guests of the Goethe-Institut and the Italian Consulate. This event is presented with support from: