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“Freedom to invent the self in company”,

Alex Martinis Roe,

EventExhibitionPerformance 07 Dec 2016-11 Dec 2016

ReadingRoom & 'Our Future Network' salon with Alex Martinis Roe

While Alex Martinis Roe’s exhibition project To Become Two is on view at Casco, we would also like to invite you to a couple of occasions for delving further into issues related to the project, both with Alex herself and in company.

ReadingRoom “Who Cares?” with Alex Martinis Roe
Wed 7 December 2016, 17:00–21:00 hrs, at Casco

Casco and Terra Critica have organized the third session of ReadingRoom  – in its 2016 iteration Who Cares? – around the poetics and politics of the affirmative. For this, Alex Martinis Roe joins to share a few texts that were crucial in the development of To Become Two, and which are illumating for thoughts on the politics of love and difference. They include “The Practice of Sexual Difference and Feminist Thought in Italy,” in Teresa De Lauretis’ Sexual Difference, A Theory of Social-Symbolic Practice (1990), and Saidiya V. Hartman and Frank Wilderson’s “The Position of the Unthought” (2003).

Places are limited, so please reserve by e-mailing Terra Critica’s Tjalling Valdes Olmos. Upon your reservation, you will receive the texts.

An artist’s tour of the exhibition will take place an hour before the reading group at 16:00 hrs and a special dinner by chef Mari Pitkänen will follow the reading session. More info is available on the ReadingRoom page on Terra Critica’s website.

Our Future Network: Historiography, Public Speaking, and Collective Difference
If I Can’t Dance Salon with Alex Martinis Roe and guests

Sun 11 December 2016, 13:00–18:00 hrs, Plantage Dok, Amsterdam
Part of the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) as Roaming Assembly #9, and To Become Two at Casco

Alex Martinis Roe will host a group of invited guests to stage proposals and responses to ideas and methodologies presented in her feature-length film Our Future Network (2016). The day will comprise of presentations and responses from Deborah Withers and Ana Teixeira Pinto; a screening of Our Future Network; and live contributions from participants in the film, including the choreographer Cécile Bally, and the literature and gender studies scholar Vasso Belia, who with fellow members of the Gender Studies community at Utrecht University will enact some of the propositions for new feminist collective practices.

For more information, please visit the IICD event page here.

In addition, we also invite you to:

Meeting and Conversation with Sakiko Sugawa
Thurs 8 December 2016, from 19:30 hrs onwards, Casco

We would like to invite a small number of you to an intimate, self-closed conversation with our friend Sakiko Sugawa, co-founder of Social Kitchen in Kyoto, visiting fellow at Queens Museum (2015–16) and a researcher/activist who has recently moved to the Netherlands to continue her commitment to the issue of domestic labor and working with domestic workers. This occasion is being held especially to welcome Sugawa to the Netherlands and as a chance to learn from her experiences of working with domestic workers in New York, her engagement with Social Kitchen, and to share our long-lasting, common interest in the value of reproductive labor.

If you would like to join this meeting please email Anne Punt.


07 Dec 2016-11 Dec 2016

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To Become Two is financially supported by the K.F. Hein Fund and the Fentener van Vlissingen Fund. The Casco program is supported by Mondriaan Fund, the City Council of Utrecht, and DOEN Foundation via Arts Collaboratory.