Event / Screening
Leeds Arts University
20/04/2017 – 24/04/2017
The Girl Library – a Reading Group, hosted by SPUR
As part of the exhibition Reading Gendered Words at Leeds Arts University, SPUR hosted two reading and screening groups around the theme of the word girl, where we read, watched and discussed together a number of texts that investigate the word girl and girl culture.
Saturday 16 April 12 – 1.30pm
The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW
On Saturday 16 April in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield we hosted Show + Tell – a free event with local photographers presenting their work and ideas in a fun, informal manner.
As Joyce, a staged fictional character, photographer Juno Calypso confines herself to rented bedrooms and honeymoon suites to study and perform modern rituals of seduction reflecting on the laboured construction of femininity. Using the About Time theme of ‘Women’s Time’ as a construct for discussion Juno presented her photography and video work through a short artist talk and in conversation with Thomas Dukes, Curator at Open Eye Gallery Liverpool, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Screening / Talk
A screening and artist talk event for SPUR’s commission by Georgie Grace, ‘A wonderful future whereyou have back up copies’ (2015), which is part of an ongoing research project into speculative technologies, wishful thinking, and the concept of The Singularity. Beginning with the claim made by tech entrepreneurs that in the near future we might be able toscan and fully capture the data of our minds, the video explores what implications the ability to upload our brains and restore ourselves from back up would have for our concepts of time, memory, experience and risk.
The Brunswick, 82 North St, Leeds, LS2 7PN
Feminism and Time: A Reading Group was held on Sunday 18 October at 2pm, reading and discussing together Julia Kristeva’s important essay ‘Women’s Time’ (1981), as well as reflecting on the question of time and feminism more broadly in the context of the About Time programme.