The Dialectic of Sex: A Reproduction

Saturday 12 March 2011, 1–4pm (reading session) and 5–6.30pm (screening programme)

Reading session:
In her book The Dialectic of Sex Shulamith Firestone shares her vision of a human future free of biological sex roles, in which technology looks after reproduction. It is a meeting between Marxism and radical feminism that has never been repeated. In this session, a group of readers and two writers attempt to transcribe the entire book. Visitors to the exhibition are welcome to take part in this session, with comments and interruptions to be integrated into the main transcription of the text. All participants in the event are expected to read, and to bring their own copy of the book, although a small number of printouts are available.

Screening programme:
Shulie (Elisabeth Subrin, USA, 1997, 37min)
S.C.U.M. (Carole Roussopoulos and Delphine Seyrig, France,1976, 26min)
Hang On A Minute (Lis Rhodes, Joanna Davis, UK, 1983, 13min)

Coordinated by Melissa Castagnetto, Elsa Richardson, Grace Schwindt and Marina Vishmidt.

This is an event to accompany Reproductive Labour: An exhibition exploring the work of Cinenova.


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