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How Women Work

Mika Rottenberg, Barbara from Mary’s Cherries, 2004, C-print

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How Women Work

14 Jun 2012 - 19 Jun 2012

Three events draw from critical contexts associated with the work of Mika Rottenberg -female self-definition and contemporary labour. A resurgence of interest in questions of labour and value in art and criticism corresponds to a profound shift in how we work today. Outsourced production, service industries and information technologies create an economy fed by precarious labour - part-time, from home, round the clock, on-demand working. As our contributors demonstrate, feminist thought is turning to the question ‘how do women work?’ with an urgency seen in foundational work of the 1960s and 70s- when traditional gendered roles such as house-wife, maid and domestic worker were addressed by art, film and activism.

Thursday 14th June Maria Ruido introduces Amphibious Fictions

Friday 15th June Art, Gendered Labour and Resistance

Tuesday 19th June La Noire de...(1966)