re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, 2011-2014
re.act.feminism – performance art of the 60s and 70s today, 2008-2009
Lecture by Beatrice Ellen Stammer on the “wandering archive” re.act.feminism (in German)
“performing archive” has two different sides: one the one hand, focusing its content on the queer-feminist video and performance art of the 1960s and 1970s, on the other hand, the archive itself is arranged as a performance. Being a so-called “wandering archive“, it breaks with institutionalised spatialities of classical archives. International collaborations with artists, artist collectives, universities and academies formed a collection which toured Europe for almost two years between 2011 and 2013. More than 200 artists as well as artist collectives from two generations are part of the project. The fundamental idea is a processual one, for changing the terms of archives’ accessibilities allows a shift of perspectives, enabling new readings and alternative interpretations of materials.
“re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive” seeks to “widen the view beyond the canon of the known and inscribed to uncover the range and complexity of performative strategies“. Beatrice Ellen Strammer will present the project, which she curated together with Bettina Knaup, showing several exemplary film excerpts.
18 April, 9.30 pm – Schaubühne Lindenfels – free entrance