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M-Laboratory: an online space led by Galit Criden

Vicky Samuel in research by and with Galit Criden, Photo Galit Criden

M-laboratory will investigate the concept of modern matriarchy in performative ways, including how to establish and weave different dimensions of the matriarchal into everyday life, with the aim to exchange tools, articulate working conditions, and grow within one’s own research and practice.

Following her performance encounters at the Women’s Art Library (WAL)* as part of our International Festival of Learning 2022, Galit Criden will host a series of conversations, with somatically informed movement experiments, and virtual explorations of some of the archive’s collections.

Participants of all backgrounds are invited to take part, to consider matriarchy as a strategy, to engage archived knowledge through slowness and listening practices, to practice collaborative thinking, and so much more.  They will also be invited to consider their own practices through the lens of the Women’s Art Library archive. The course will offer time and space to consider questions including: How do we function without destroying the other? What is matriarchal knowledge and its importance? How can we model matriarchal strategies in our lives and in our research?

The group will then create an open source board of resources, responses and inspirations to be generated and developed together and shared with ID’s community via their digital library.

* Women’s Art Library is part of Goldsmiths Library Special Collections and Archives


Session Breakdown

23 March: Modern matriarchy?
What do you want to look at?
What position, role, or purpose does matriarchy have in your life? On a body level?

30 March: Matriarchal space/conditions with Carine Roos and Gabriele Costa Bento Garcia
What do you need in order to work/create/live?

6 April: Slowness with Eynav Rosolio and Alice Van Der Wielen-Honickx
What can you let go of?

13 April: Deep listening with Sara Ruddock
What do you pay attention to?

20 April: Modern matriarchy and its relation to knowledge with Althea Greenan
What kind of knowledge does this allow? Can it be a strategy?