Feminism + Co. 2013
Art + Sex + Politics
Feminism & Co. is a program series that explores the fabric of contemporary culture by investigating issues relating to women and gender. Using film screenings, creative performances, lectures and discussions, these evenings address women’s (and men’s) complicated relationship to art, politics and sexuality.
Thursday, March 21
If you’ve ever attended a roller derby bout or witnessed a female martial artist then you know that women are not always the “softer sex.” Sport scholar Sarah Fields and aikido practitioner Harmony Hammond will be joined by the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls discuss the history of women in full contact sports.
Thursday, March 28
Why are there so many female bloggers? Is blogging a feminist activity? Join us for a lively conversation about women and social media. Ann Little (of the blog Historiann) curates this panel of experts including feminist bloggers, mommy bloggers, music bloggers and artist blogger Ellina Kevorkian.
Thursday, April 4
Voluptuous lobes of attraction or the root of women’s exploitation? Wondrous mammary systems for nourishing newborns or deadly sponges for the reception of toxins? Join science writer Florence Williams and film scholar Melinda Barlow for a rich and rounded conversation about breasts and their role in visual, medical, and maternal culture.
Thursday, April 11
The Fine Art of Talking About Sex
Join us for the US premiere of Maya Gurantz’s video installation The Whore’s Dialogue. Maya Gurantz is a Los Angeles-based video and performance artist. Inspired by the storytelling women in the Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom, Gurantz’ piece is an exploration of how women acquire and transmit sexual knowledge.