In January tutor Emma Hedditch will meet with the students. We’ll start the day with a short introduction to her work, and then move on to a discussion of the texts we’ve read in preparation: one text by Emma Hedditch on the work of artist Adrian Piper, along with a video of Piper’s performance Funk Lessons (1983), and a publication by Hedditch titled Coming to Have A Public Life? from 2007. We then continue with a series of exercises, some physical, following the Viewpoints exercises that Yael Davids introduced last time, and some focused on writing as a generative effort.
“I want to begin our conversation immediately – to constitute an association, a representation of my interest in an identification with you and them, not to be seen as a static set of relations based only on the past associations or on an individual author or narrative. This being is the most accurate description of what role or part I think an ‘I’ could activate, here and now. For it is a social history and accumulative past that breaks into the present, not one that charts isolated instances, accounted for through abstract behaviour, summoning concrete institutions that back up, prop up what we might better articulate as a desired life.”
Emma Hedditch (1972) is an artist, and a volunteer for the Cinenova Working Group, a feminist film and video distributor based in London. Her work focuses on daily practice, culture and distribution of knowledge as political actions.
Occupation Evacuation Transmission is a project conceived by Ian White in collaboration with Emma Hedditch and Jimmy Robert, and curated by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Coordinated by Tanja Baudoin.