8th Mar 2014 10:45am-5:00pm
M2, Grand Parade
Monica Ross’s multimedia, performative and collaborative art practice has been instrumental in shaping feminism and other movements for cultural and political change in British art since the 1970s.
In 2008, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Monica Ross performed the first of 60 recitations in her durational art series Anniversary—an act of memory: solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The premature death of Monica Ross occurred on the 14 June 2013; the very day on which Anniversary—an act of memory reached its 60th and concluding act at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Monica Ross lived and worked in Brighton, taught briefly at the University of Brighton, and collaborated with many local artists and activists. On the occasion of International Women's Day in 2014 we will celebrate and explore her work in a symposium titled “Working with Monica Ross”.
This event is an opportunity to reflect on the collaborative spirit in which much of Monica's work was conducted, and celebrate the ways in which working with Monica Ross has shaped the past, present and future activities of her collaborators and the meanings of her art.
The symposium will include talks on art, activism and collaboration, as well as films and performance. Contributors include Carla Cruz, Amy Cunningham, Claudia Kappenberg, Mikhail Karikis, Alexandra Kokoli, Pawel Leskowicz and Tomasz Kitlinski, Bernard G. Mills, Louise Purbrick, Peter Seddon, and others.
We invite registration for the event by donation, which includes lunch. Suggested donation £6, £2 for students. This event is supported by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton.
Lara Perry – welcome and chair - 10.45
Panel 1 11.00-13.00
-Pawel Leszkowicz and Tomasz Kitlinski
-Bernard Mills - Bernard Mills introduces the film of Act of Memory 30, performed at Brighton Festival 2011
Panel II 2.30 – 5 pm