Many Hands at Work pt 3

A discussion informed by Nadia Hebson’s work into the Italian feminist, activist, historian and art critic Carla Lonzi’s notion of Resonance. At the time of her death in 1982 Carla Lonzi was working on a book in which she was in conversation with a group of fifteenth-century bluestockings. In this text Lonzi foregrounds her notion of Resonance which she described as as a relationship that can be established between two or more women, who do not necessarily live in the same place or period of time, as a way of seeing ones own experience reflected in the experience of someone else. A form of mutual recognition. Lonzi’s thinking offers a starting point for discussion around new forms of engagement which may draw on paying close attention, polyphony, biography, translation, fiction and auto-fiction, and their collective potential to make visible and audible previously obscured thought and experience.

The evening will see how we might think through resonance in relation to some of the voices, positions and concerns brought up through the film screening series so far, and how it might inform our methods for collective discussion.

Nadia Hebson is an artist and Senior Lecturer at Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She works across painting, objects, large scale prints, apparel and text through subjective biography most recently exploring the expanded legacies of American painter Christina Ramberg and British painter Winifred Knights, who she conceives as fictional mentors. Her recent exhibitions and commissions include Gravidity & Parity &, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; one on one: on skills, The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, EKKM, Tallin; I See You Man, Gallery Celine, Glasgow; Alpha Adieu, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, M HKA and Choreography, Arcade, London. In 2014 with AND Public she published MODA WK: work in response to the paintings, drawings, correspondence, clothing and interior design of Winifred Knights (an expanded legacy). In 2017 with Hana Leaper she co-convened the conference, Making Womens Art Matter, at the Paul Mellon Centre, London. She is currently working on a new publication which explores the work of Christina Ramberg and her creative female circle.

Many Hands at Work is part of an ongoing series of film screenings and discussions that looks for the body’s place in contemporary labour relations from intersectional feminist positions, organised by Sarah Browne and Jenny Richards

*Please note the event will be held in English but we will try to support other languages in the room.