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Cozinhando imagens, tejiendo feminismos. Latin american feminist film and visual art collectives

Cozinhando imagens, tejiendo feminismos. Latin american feminist film and visual art collectives

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Published on Friday, April 09, 2021Friday, April 09, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

During the last years, there has been a revitalization of feminist movements internationally. In Latin America, the performance of ‘A Rapist in Your Path’ by the collective LasTesis on 25 November 2019 put Chilean feminism in the global spotlight. This revitalization is also pushing for political and legal reforms, such as the approval of a bill legalising abortion in Argentina on 30 December 2020. The alliances between feminists, artists, and filmmakers in Latin America are not new. Fuelled by the 1970s women’s movement, several feminist film collectives emerged during this decade and instrumentalized cinema to raise awareness about women’s issues and intervene in political contexts.

Announcement

Argument

During the last years, there has been a revitalization of feminist movements internationally. In Latin America, the performance of ‘A Rapist in Your Path’ by the collective LasTesis on 25 November 2019 put Chilean feminism in the global spotlight. This revitalization is also pushing for political and legal reforms, such as the approval of a bill legalising abortion in Argentina on 30 December 2020. The alliances between feminists, artists, and filmmakers in Latin America are not new. Fuelled by the 1970s women’s movement, several feminist film collectives emerged during this decade and instrumentalized cinema to raise awareness about women’s issues and intervene in political contexts.

Cine Mujer in Mexico (1975-1986), Cine Mujer in Colombia (1978-1999) and Grupo Feminista Miércoles in Venezuela (1978-1988) produced films that exposed issues related to reproductive rights, sexual violence, and the status of domestic work, amongst others. Today, most of their films remain shockingly relevant yet largely unknown. Thus, this conference has two main objectives. On the one hand, it attempts to recover the history of Latin American feminist cinema. On the other hand, it looks at contemporary feminist visual art collectives.

Through exploring past and present feminist artistic practices and establishing a dialogue between them, this conference attempts to provide a space of reflexion on the relations between art and activism within feminist and women’s movements. What can current feminist activists, filmmakers, and artists learn from past struggles and their visual representations? How can artistic practices on women’s issues most effectively raise awareness, initiate public debates, and change situations of injustice? How can collective and collaborative artistic practices transform the world around us? 

Organisation

Organized by Lorena Cervera, Sonia Kerfa, Phoebe Martin, and Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa.

With the collaboration of UCL and Université Grenoble-Alpes,and the generous support of SLAS, LAHP, ILCEA4, and ColectiVIS-ARTS**Supported by the French National Research Agency in the framework of the ‘Investissements d’avenir’ program (ANR-15-IDEX-02)

Registration

Programme

April 19: Cinema, Collectives and Feminism | 2-8pm

PRESENTATION: Lorena Cervera

Panel 1: Towards a Latin American Feminist Cinema | 2:10-4:10pm

  • Marina Cavalcanti Tedesco | Universidade Federal Fluminense, Latin American Feminist Cinema and the New Latin American Cinema: Tensions, Relations and Non-relations
  • Isabel Seguí | University of Edinburgh,Strategic Alliances: Housewives Make Movies in the Bolivian Mines
  • Elena Oroz | Universidad Carlos III, Past and Future of Feminist Film Collectives in Latin America. Debates in Cocina de imágenes, First Film and Video Exhibition Made by Latin and Caribbean Women (1987)
  • Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa | Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Who Gives Voice to Women? Strategies to Get Out of the Colonial Discourse

Moderator: Lorena Cervera

  • Coffee with Latin American Women's Audiovisual Research Network (RAMA) | 4:10-4:30pm 

Film screenings | 4:30-6:10pm 

  • Cosas de mujeres (Cine Mujer, México, 1978, 42 min.)
  • Carmen Carrascal(Cine Mujer, Colombia, 1982, 28 min.)

Presentation: Jocelyn Linares and Johana Botero

Coffee with EmpoderArte | 6:10-6:30pm 

Round table with Filmmakers | 6:30-8pm

  • Rosa Martha Fernández (Cine Mujer, México),
  • Patricia Restrepo (Cine Mujer, Colombia),
  • Gioconda Espina (Grupo Feminista Miércoles, Venezuela)

Moderator: Elena Oroz

APRIL 20: Visual Art, Collectives and Feminism | 2-8pm

Presentation: Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa

Panel 2: Latin American Feminists Leading the Struggle | 2:10-4:10pm

  • Phoebe Martin | UCL Poner la cuerpa: Whose Bodies Are on the Line in the Struggle for Justice for Victims of Forced Sterilisations in Peru?
  • Lita Rubiano Tamayo | Independent Researcher We, the Other
  • Nayla Vacarezza | CONICET, Orange Hands and Green Kerchiefs. Transnational Circulation, Affect and Politics in the Symbols of the Struggles for Legal Abortion in the Southern Cone
  • Deborah Martin | UCL & Deborah Shaw | University of Portsmouth, Chilean and Transnational Performances of Disobedience: LasTesis and the Phenomenon of ‘Un violador en tu camino’

Moderator: Sonia Kerfa

  • Coffee with ColectiVIS-ARTS | 4:10-4:30pm 
  • Round table with Visual Artists | 4:30-6pm 

Afroféminas | Colectiva Lemow | Trenzar Perú

Moderator: Daniela Galán

  • Coffee with AMALGAMA | 6-6:20pm 

Keynote Speaker + Discussion | 6:20-7:30pm

  • Julia Lesage | Professor Emerita, Department of English, University of Oregon, Looking Back on Working Collectively

Moderator: Elizabeth Ramírez-Soto

FINAL REMARKS + DISCUSSION | 7:30-8pm

Places

  • London, Britain
  • Grenoble, France (38)

Date(s)

  • Monday, April 19, 2021Monday, April 19, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Keywords

  • feminist cinema, visual art, collective

Contact(s)

  • Sonia KERFA
    courriel : sonia [dot] kerfa [at] univ-grenoble-alpes [dot] fr
  • Lorena CERVERA
    courriel : Colectivosfeministas [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Sonia KERFA
    courriel : sonia [dot] kerfa [at] univ-grenoble-alpes [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Cozinhando imagens, tejiendo feminismos. Latin american feminist film and visual art collectives », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 09, 2021Friday, April 09, 2021, https://calenda.org/862644

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