Opening: November 19, 3–6pm, artist floor talk at 3:15pm
Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory
Lange Nieuwstraat 7
3512 PA Utrecht
To Become Two is an exhibition that brings together six films from artist Alex Martinis Roe’s long-term research project that traces the genealogy of “feminist new materialist” and “sexual difference” theories through her engagement with different international feminist communities and their political practices, historically and today. The six films are presented in a modular architectural installation designed with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga that allows for multiple encounters within the exhibition and speaks to the project’s trajectory: commenced in 2014, To Become Two also includes workshops, performances, and an artist’s book, and will later travel onwards to ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, and The Showroom, London.
About the artist
Alex Martinis Roe’s current projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. Recent exhibitions include Yvonne Lambert, Berlin; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Hessel Museum of Art, New York; Rongwrong, Amsterdam; Archive Kabinett, Berlin; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Artspace, Sydney; Pallas Projects, Dublin; and FormContent, London. Martinis Roe was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982, and is based in Berlin.
To Become Two is an exhibition project co-commissioned in the Netherlands by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam. The accompanying workshops and performances are co-commissioned by the Keir Foundation. Presenting partners include ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, and The Showroom, London. The project was produced with the support of the Graduiertenschule der Universität der Künste Berlin, Einstein Foundation, and Australia Council for the Arts, and has been developed during an Anne & Gordon Samstag Scholarship through the University of South Australia.
Day-long salon / ROAMING ASSEMBLY #9: December 11, 1–6pm, "Our Future Network: Historiography, Public Speaking, and Collective Difference"