Book launch: To Become Two van Alex Martinis Roe, 30 april 2018

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Book launch: To Become Two van Alex Martinis Roe, 30 april 2018,

Alex Martinis Roe,

Book launch

Together with If I Can't Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, Archive Books and our partners ar/ge kunst and The Showroom, we invite you to the launch of an artist book by Alex Martinis Roe on Monday, 30 April. The book accompanies her project To Become Two, which was co-commissioned by and presented at Casco last fall. On the evening we will screen Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower (2016), a film by Martinis Roe about feminist herstory in Utrecht, also co-produced by Casco.

Hot off the press, the book will be sold on the night for the special launch price of €12!

The book, To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice, offers a narrative of Martinis Roe’s research into a genealogy of feminist political practices in Europe and Australia from the 1970s until today. The case studies include the Milan Women’s Bookstore co-operative; the Gender Studies department at Utrecht University (formerly Women’s Studies); Psychanalyse et Politique, Paris; a network in Sydney comprising people from Feminist Film Workers, Working Papers Collective, the Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative, and the department of General Philosophy at Sydney University; and in Barcelona the Duoda Women’s Research Centre and the Ca la Dona documentation center. Martinis Roe’s research forms a proposal for a transgenerational approach to feminist politics. This is further developed in the To Become Two publication as a collection of twenty new propositions for feminist collective practice that were formed in collaboration with a network of contributors through experiments with these historic practices.

The event will include a rescreening of Martinis Roe’s film Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower  (2016), which highlights five key practices developed within the Gender Studies program at Utrecht University: 1) the practice/theory double-track approach to institutional politics; 2) international networking; 3) pluralism; 4) affirmative critique; and 5) transdisciplinarity. The film contextualizes Casco’s evolving relationship with the Gender Studies network and their intersectional politics. The screening is followed by a conversation between Alex Martinis Roe, Casco curator Staci Bu Shea, and If I Can’t Dance curator and co-editor of the book, Susan Gibb. They will present the book as a summation of Martinis Roe’s artistic research and reflect upon the project’s iterative journey.

Also at Casco

Circle-time Workshop: Making a Play Carpet Together”, is the first session of “Hop Hope Hof”, a children’s workshop with Merel Zwarts exploring the possibilities of the Abraham Dolehof as a commons. It will take place on Sunday, 22 April from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs. We will invent a play carpet together by dancing with fabric! For more information and to enroll, send an email to Merel Zwarts (

The sixth gathering of Posthumanist Conversations takes place on Sunday, 29 April. You are welcome from 14:00 hrs, the conversation will run from 15:00 to 17:00 hrs and thematically explores “the impossible.” These discussion sessions are an ongoing activity of, an autonomous worldwide not-for-profit community of posthumanist practitioners that meets monthly at Casco, as often as possible elsewhere - and online. For more information and registration, please email Lara van Osch ( Visit the website to learn more. 


Special Dates

30 Apr 2018

18:00-20:00: Book Launch: To Become Two

22 Apr 2018

14:00-16:00: Hop Hope Hof: Circle Time Workshop

29 Apr 2018

14:00-17:00: Posthumanist Conversations


Exhibition To Become Two and Book Launch at Archive Kabinett, Berlin 

Launch: 27 April 2018, 19:00 hrs

Exhibition: 28 April - 25 May


Screening, salon and book launch at Centre Pompidou, Paris

Screening: 2 May 2018, 20:00 hrs 

Salon and book launch: 3 May

2018, 18:00 hrs

Press Release


Supported by

The publication has been produced with the support of the Graduiertenschule, Universität der Künste and the einstein foundation, 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.

Casco’s program is made possible with financial support from City Council of Utrecht, Mondriaan Fund, and Doen Foundation via Arts Collaboratory.