Anna Bunting-Branch will present the lecture-performance, I am SF, including visuals, animation extracts and sound. Responding to our current exhibition Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, Anna Bunting-Branch will consider feminist science fiction (SF) with reference to three terms offered by theorist Luce Irigaray: genre, gender and genealogy. These terms will be used to think through the context and conventions of the genre of feminist SF; ideas around citation, iteration and gender; and fan activity.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!
Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone originated at CCA Derry~Londonderry in Spring 2016 and toured to Uilinn: West Cork Arts Centre in Spring 2017 with an exclusive new commission by Jennifer Mehigan. A revised iteration with newly commissioned work by Joey Holder is currently showing in Ormston House until 27 May, made possible through the support of the Arts Council / Arts Council Northern Ireland Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme.
About Anna Bunting-Branch:
Anna Bunting-Branch (born 1987, Cambridge) is an artist and researcher based in London. Recent solo presentations include The Labours of Barren House, Jerwood Visual Arts, London (2017); W.I.T.C.H. (“Women Inspired To Commit Herstory and other tales…”), Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham (2015); Mizora – A World of Women, Passatge Studio, Barcelona (2014).
Selected group exhibitions and events include Witchy Methodologies, ICA, London (2017); Dark Water, CGP London (2017); These Rotten Words: Artists Films, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2017); Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, The Bluecoat, Liverpool / ICA, London (2016); Art Show, WisCon 40, Madison (2016); Everything Else, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington (2016); Wendel! Open Your Door, CGP, London (2013); Performance Compost, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2012).
Anna Bunting-Branch is currently undertaking a practice-related PhD at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, supported by the AHRC London Arts & Humanities Partnership. Her research explores science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminist practice and its histories.
About the Workspace Social:
The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday from 1-2pm, a local or visiting artist(s) is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.
InformationWorkspace Social #24: Anna Bunting-Branch
Thursday 18 May, 1-2pm
Image: Anna Bunting-Branch, I am SF (2017), visual from lecture-performance, courtesy of the artist.