Sunday 15 Mar 2015

Does Not Equal Event Day

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Adam Christensen, performance
Adam Christensen, performance
Deniz Unal, 'Health-E', 2014
Mariko Kuwahara & Cathalijne Smulders
Sands Murray-Wassink together with Robin Wassink-Murray, 'Town Hall Philosophical Living Color Drawing", performance Schlachthaus Theatre, 2008

Sunday 15th of March, 1 - 22 pm

Symposium Programme, 1 – 6pm

1.00 Rose-Anne Gush
1.45 E.C. Feiss
3.45 Nana Adusei-Poku

5.00 Panel discussion by Elina Suoyrjö with participating artists Jenna Bliss, Ninna Bohn Pedersen, Gabrielle Le Bayon, Diana Policarpo and Shen Xin.

There is a limited number of seats available for the symposium, so we recommend you to come early.


Rose-Anne Gush

Rose-Anne Gush is a University funded PhD Candidate in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds and holds an MA from the Visual Cultures department, at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her project, provisionally titled Artistic Labour of the Body: Austrian Postwar Art, Aesthetic Theory and Psychoanalysis, addresses the feminist practices of VALIE EXPORT and Elfriede Jelinek, attending to the relation of artistic labour to the body, new technologies in art that is said to break with Modernism and the role of the ‘body’ in the work of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno and Silvia Federici among others.

E.C. Feiss

E.C. Feiss is a writer currently based at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Her work has appeared in Afterall, Open!, Texte zur Kunst and Radical Philosophy, amongst others. Recent and forthcoming projects include: lectures as part of CASCO’s Books of Change launch event, Politics of Attachment ASCA (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis) and co-organization (with Karisa Senavitis) of a publication and symposia project Policy People which will take place at W139 Gallery in Amsterdam during Does Not Equal, March 28th, 2015. See She is a tutor in Critical Studies and the School of Missing Studies, both at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. She holds an MA from the Visual Cultures department, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Nana Adusei-Poku

Nana Adusei-Poku is Research Professor in Cultural Diversity at Rotterdam University and Guest Lecturer in Media Arts and Master Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. She was a scholarship doctoral student at Humboldt University, Berlin, working on the curatorial concept post-black in relation to contemporary Black artists called “ Rooted in but not limited by”- Re-iterations of Post Black Art, following degrees in African studies and gender studies at Humboldt University, and in media and communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana, Legon. Her research interests are in cultural studies, visual culture, Black diaspora art history, postcolonial, critical race theory and queer of color critique. As part of an interest to expand the means of knowledge production, Nana is developing collaborative Peformance lectures, which use the realm of the aesthetic in order to counter classical academic notions of presentation and communication. As part of the interdisciplinary transnational artist Collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN, she is currently working next to her Professorship as curatorial fellow at Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Arts in Rotterdam on a show with the Collective, which will open on May 21st.

Elina Suoyrjö

Elina Suoyrjö is an independent curator and writer. Her curatorial practice evolves around working site-specifically in close dialogue with artists. She is currently working on a PhD research on affects, energies and feminist curatorial strategies at Middlesex University in London.

Dinner, 6pm

A lovely dinner made by Arda & Fanny - (vegetarian) soup and salad Does Not Equal-style

The Feminist Rock Salt presents , 7 – 10 pm

performances by

Adam Christensen
Kapwani Kiwanga
Sands Murray-Wassink
Mariko Kuwahara and Cathalijne Smulders

Hosted by Deniz ‘muscles’ Unal and Diana Policarpo




introduction-by-dorine-van-meel.mp3 (4.91 MB)

rose-anne-gush.mp3 (40.50 MB)