Across an installation of six films, Alex Martinis Roe
’s To Become Two
traces the stories of six different, yet connected, feminist groups from the 1970s to the present who have built communities in Europe and Australia. These include: The Milan Women's Bookstore co-operative; Psychanalyse et Politique, Paris; Women's Studies at the University of Utrecht; a network in Sydney including people involved in the Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative, Feminist Film Workers, and the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University; and Duoda - Centro de investigación de Mujeres and Ca La Dona in Barcelona.
By using various methods such as participant observation, oral history interviewing, and archival research, Martinis Roe offers proposals for how to grapple with contemporary society through feminist methodologies. For the final film, Our Future Network (2016), Martinis Roe established a new network to explore these histories and what can be transferred into contemporary methods for collective working, which resulted in the development of twenty propositions for feminist collective political practices.
The launch of the exhibition will be accompanied by that of the associated artist book To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice
. This will take place
on 27 April 2018 at 7 pm. The exhibition runs until 25 May 2018.
To Become Two
is co-commissioned by
ar/ge kunst, Bolzano; Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht; If I
Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam and The
Showroom, London. The accompanying workshops and performances are
co-commissioned by the Keir Foundation. The accompanying book is co-published
with Archive Books, Berlin. The project was produced with the support of the
Graduiertenschule der Universität der Künste Berlin and the Australian
Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, and its arts funding and
advisory body. The book launch is supported by the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University.