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AUTORITRATTI
@ Showroom, London
Friday 11th December 2015

As part of the collaborative project Now You Can Go

A performative screening employing different methodological tools, including dialogue, autobiography, cross-genre and fragmented narratives. The approach is inspired by Italian feminist thinker Carla Lonzi and her book Autoritratto (Self-portrait, 1969), which was her farewell to the art world.

With the participation of artists Cinzia Cremona, Catherine Elwes, Tina Keane, Maria Teresa Sartori and Elaine Shemilt. Readings by Diana Georgiou.

Ketty La Rocca, Appendice per una supplica, 1972; Anna Valeria Borsari, Autoritratto in una stanza (Selfportrait in a Room, Documentary), 1977; Catherine Elwes, Postcard, 1986; Elisabetta di Sopra, Dust Grains, 2014; Elaine Shemilt, Doppelgänger, 1979-81; Maria Teresa Sartori, The Drawers, 2013; Federica Marangoni, The Box of Life, 1979; Tina Keane, Clapping Songs, 1979; Cinzia Cremona, Before You Now, 2013.

In collaboration with the AHRC funded project EWVA European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s (DJCAD, University of Dundee). Special thanks to Archivio Cavallino, Venice and the Estate Ketty La Rocca, Florence (managed by the artist’s son Michelangelo Vasta). Technical support by Adam Lockhart.

 

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