This publication offers a narrative of artist Alex Martinis Roe's research into a genealogy of feminist political practices in Europe and Australia from the seventies until today.
These practices include those of the Milan Women's Bookstore co-operative; Psychanalyse et Politique, Paris; Gender Studies (formerly Women's Studies) at Utrecht University; a network in Sydney including people involved in the Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative, Feminist Film Workers, Working Papers Collective, and the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University; and Duoda – Women's Research Centre and Ca la Dona, a women's documentation centre and encounter space in Barcelona. Drawing from their practices and experiences, Martinis Roe's research forms a proposal for a transgenerational approach to feminist politics. This is further developed as a practical handbook of twenty new propositions for feminist collective practice, which were formed in collaboration with a network of contributors through experiments with these historical practices.
Published following the touring exhibition at Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, from November 20, 2016, to January 29, 2017; at ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, from February 25 to May 6, 2017; at The Showroom, London, from April 26 to June 10, 2017; at Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, from September 8 to November 26, 2017; and at Archive Kabinett, Berlin, from April 27 to May 25, 2018.
Alex Martinis Roe (born 1982 in Melbourne, lives and works in Berlin) is an artist and researcher. She is a former fellow of the Graduate School at the University of the Arts Berlin, and holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia. She is Head of Sculpture at the Australian National University and co-leads the transdisciplinary working group FORMATIONS with philosopher Melanie Sehgal, which began within the framework of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2015.