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Resisting Relations

  • Curzon, Goldmsiths London SE14 6NW (map)

A one-day symposium dedicated to lesbian identity and feminist art history

About this Event

Resisting Relations, by the Centre for Feminist Research, is a one-day symposium dedicated to the sometime resistant, often divergent and frequently precarious ways that lesbian identity appears in histories of feminist art.

Through a series of performances and conversations, the event will consider theories of difference and resistance in relation to sexual identity; the politics of collaboration in feminist creative practice and the disruptive force of queerness to lesbian and feminist politics of representation.

Foregrounding experimental forms, erotic attachments and political associations, Resisting Relations invites contributors and audience to reflect on new approaches to thinking about lesbian, queer and trans identities and communities through the lens of art and culture.

Contributors include Naeem Davies and Tia Simon-Campbell (BBZ), Mason Leaver-Yap, Yve Lomax, Taylor Le Melle, Nat Raha, Dorothea Smartt, Del LaGrace Volcano.

Image: Yve Lomax, detail of ‘Open Rings and Partial Lines’, 1983. Courtesy of the artist.

The event is co-organised by Flora Dunster (University of Sussex), Catherine Grant (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Laura Guy (Newcastle University).

It is supported by the Paul Mellon Centre, CHASE Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England and the Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths, University of London.


Address: Curzon Cinema, Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

Nearest stations: New Cross, New Cross Gate

Access: The cinema café, Thirty Five, has step-free access and an automatic door on a push-button. Please follow signage at the front of Goldsmiths for the accessible route. Access from the café to the cinema is step-free, as is access to the toilets.The cinema is fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are spaces for two wheelchairs in the front row. Please contact us in advance to let us know you’re coming. There is an infrared hearing loop system for the hard of hearing installed. There is one accessible toilet next to the cinema.