Articulating Women is hosting a two day programme of short films at the Box, FACT, Liverpool on 9 and 10 December 2019. The program will be introduced by Professor Valentina Vitali of East London University. The films screened are by contemporary women from India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Together these films show the strength of the norms, inequality and constraints that shape women’s experience. They also show the strength and determination of individual women as they confront the forces arrayed against them. Three of the productions have been made as part of the Articulating Women project.
Articulating Women: Interrogating Intersectionality and Empowering Women Through Critical Engagements is pleased to announce a competition for students and early-career photographers and filmmakers in India. Early career entrants will have graduated within the last three years. Up to three projects will be funded, with up to 45,000 rupees allocated for expenses, including an artist’s fee in recognition of the time devoted to completing the project.
Christ University (Deemed to be University) in association with its project partners within an Arts and Humanities Research Council Funded International Networking Project on Articulating Women: Interrogating Intersectionality and Empowering Women Through Critical Engagements is pleased to announce a call for papers for a conference, 28 February to 2 March 2019. Participating institutions will include: Liverpool Hope University, UK; FACT (Foundation for Art and Contemporary Technology), Liverpool UK; and Bluecoat, Liverpool’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, UK.
Papers exploring intersectionality within any social and national context are welcome. Theoretical papers are welcome as are historical, biographical, sociological, political, literary, filmic, artistic, and cultural case studies, including practice-based research. Among possible topics are: postcolonial experience and intersectional perspectives; Orientalism and the dynamics of intersectionality; organisational policies and intersectional realities; expressions of intersectionality within artistic practice; the analyst’s positionality within analyses of intersectionality; the dangers of and to intersectional analyses; intersectionality and generational feminist politics; intersectionality and the articulation of international feminist politics and perspectives; stereotypes and intersectionality; Eurocentrism and intersectionality; religious practices and intersectional politics; totalising narratives and intersectionality; the politics of literary form and linguistic structures in relation to intersectionality.
Articulating Women is looking to work with up to two student or early film-makers from India and the UK to produce a 10-15 minute documentary on the theme of “Women and Community”. The deadline for the submission of a short treatment of no more than 5000 characters is 25 April 2019. Selected candidates will be notified by 10 May 2019.
With the help and advice of Chinar Shah, we are pleased to present examples of contemporary art by women artists in India. This is art that confronts viewers with gendered expectations and norms.
Bluecoat has announced the appointment of Chinar Shah as the Artist in Residence attached to our project. Shah will be in Liverpool at the end of October and will participate in the Postgraduate Conference on Interrogating Intersectionality on 5 November.
Nirmal Thomas’s impressive short film on the theme of “Women and Community” is about an organisation in India that helped to train three groups of remote rural women to make hand crafted items prepared with recycled materials; by doing so it helped the women involved to recognise their own abilities and to gain financial independence.
Nirmal Thomas’s award winning entry to the Articulating Women Mini-Documentary Competition is to be screened at the Earl’s Court Film Festival in London in November 2018. The Earls Court Film Festival celebrates the short film genre, launching outstanding work by emerging film makers, and giving their films exposure before large audiences.