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Due to rapidly rising COVID numbers in Amsterdam, the Mythologies/Methodologies symposium (originally planned for 17 October 2020) has been transformed into a four-part live-stream series, which unfolds over four consecutive Saturday afternoons through October and November.

Event details of Mythologies/Methodologies. Approaching Feminist Collectivities of the 1970s and 1980s
Date 24 October 2020
Time 16:00 -18:30

The series offers the presentations and the roundtable of the initially planned event as sessions, each exploring legacies of feminist collectives across different (psycho)-geographies. Presentations by: If I Can’t Dance 2019–20 Research Fellow Giulia Damiani in dialogue with Genevieve Hyacinthe on ritualistic action and the Neapolitan group Le Nemesiache; Ros Murray who speaks on the film and video activism of Les Muses s’amusent (The Muses have Fun), a collective formed by Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig and Iona Wieder in Paris; and Chandra Frank joined by Gloria Wekker in a discussion about the legacies of the black feminist lesbian collective Sister Outsider, co-founded in Amsterdam by Wekker, Tania Leon, José Maas and Tieneke Sumter.

Moving between audio-visual essays, lectures and conversations, the event also includes a screening of the documentary film Delphine et Carole, insoumuses (2019) by Callisto McNulty and a concluding roundtable on performance-based research methodologies.

Mythologies/Methodologies is organised by the If I Can’t Dance curatorial team (Frédérique Bergholtz, Sara Giannini and Megan Hoetger), and is realized in partnership with the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) of the University of Amsterdam. Special thanks to Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir.

Price: 2 Euro per session.