Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
Friday, 8 March 2019
Time: 2.00pm to 4.30pm
This Long Table discussion will be led by members of the Subjectivity and Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea College of Arts, joined by Mary Evans, Azadeh Fatehrad, Oriana Fox, Lana Locke, Trish Scott and Jennet Thomas. The event will take Julia Kristeva’s distinction between the terms “revolt” and “revolution” as a springboard to debate a perceived antagonism between activism and creativity. All audience members are encouraged to take up seats at the table and participate in the debate, based on Lois Weaver’s ‘Long Table’ Etiquette.
“Revolt” is seen by Kristeva as a continuous process of exposing contradictions and undoing fixity. By contrast, she views “revolution” as being directed towards establishing a new political order that inevitably results in conformity.
How might Kristeva’s concept of “revolt” offer hope to artists who are not necessarily activists, yet who are keen to effect change in attitudes towards the category of being ‘female’, a still marginalised position in patriarchal culture, the success of feminist movements notwithstanding. Or is a Kristevan process of “revolt” superfluous in an era of #MeToo?
This event will be followed by CABARET at 6pm!
Booking is essential as places are limited.
For more information and to book visit: http://bit.ly/revolt-she-said
Convened by Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea College of Arts.
Presented by Research Events: Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Colleges of Arts, as part of School of Fine Art Public Programme.
Image courtesy: Stephanie Spindler/Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea College of Arts.