Once More with Feeling
Tate Modern, 27 June 2009
The Women’s Art Library/Make and Feminist Review presented an evening of rediscovery and new feminist performance art organised by Oriana Fox recipient of the Art in the Archive: Living with Make Bursary 2009. Appropriating gestures, language and concepts from the history of feminist performance art the event highlighted the legacy of the field’s forerunners and commented on how their work has been reinterpreted, subverted or perhaps even ignored by contemporary women’s performance practice.
The event included re-enactments by Oriana and the other artists she commissioned including: Oreet Ashery, Katherine Araniello, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Davina Drummond & Nadine Jarvis, Caroline Smith and Lucy Thane
The newspaper/catalogue 'The Moon' was published by CT Editions to coincide with the event as a parallel artwork documenting and extending its themes.
Additional performers: Shir Aloni, Judy Batalion, Sharon Bennett, Melanie Clifford, Marja Commandeur, Lucy Dear, Marlon Dolcy, Sarah Dadzie, Laura Eagland, Angela Monti Fox, Michael Fox, Penelope Granycombe, Antje Hildebrand, Georgina Leahy, Carole Luby, Genevieve Maxwell, Jake McGarry, Bruce Sharp, Lorraine Smith, Magdalena Suranyi, Aaron Williamson and Arlene Wandera
Stage Manager: Sven Olivier Van Damme
The event was made possible through the financial support of: Goldsmiths College. Feminist Review, LCACE, Tate Modern, The Danish Arts Council and the National Lottery through The Arts Council England.