Group works? On Feminism, Friendship and Borderlessness

10:00-18:30 31. October – Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


“The common is not sharing what we have, but rather what we share in not having it”

-female trouble

In a post-Fordist work regime, freelance workers are confronted with constant self-questioning about when, where and how much they want to work. While we move from project to project, from one city to another, from one short contract to the next, we might ask ourselves at night: Am I alone with this feeling of solitude? How can we sustain continuous collaboration? Would we want a family?

The WORKS AT WORK symposium “Group works? On Feminism, Friendship and Borderlessness” has invited artist collectives and thinkers to reflect on the politics of grouping up during education, at work and in public. What are the strategies of feminist collectivity in a neoliberal context? How can a group create solidarity, and when is it excluding? And what happens, if we follow key-note speaker Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak claiming that feminism can interrupt everything, on a global scale?

10:00–10:30: Welcome by Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt, Artistic Director of WORKS AT WORK

10:30-11:15: Samlingen (SE/CA/IS) presents Samlingen Works at Work

11:15-12:45: Hos in the Garden: Staging and Resisting Neoliberal Creativity by Heather McLean (University of Glasgow) moderated by Devika Sharma (University of Copenhagen)

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-14:45: female trouble (DE/IL/PL) presents Cracking Circles

14:45-15:30: Can we be strong in our weakness? Conversation between female trouble and Samlingen moderated by Sarah Charalambides (Goldsmiths, University of London)

15:30-16:00: Coffee Break

16:00-17:30: Borderlessness and Collectivity. Keynote by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University), moderated by Devika Sharma

17:30-18:30: Short concert by Valby Vokalgruppe (DK), drinks on a Monday & end of the WORKS AT WORK festival 2016

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