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Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two – Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice

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Editor: Janine Armin, Susan Gibb
Illustrations: Alicia Frankovich
Design: Archive Appendix
Publisher: Archive Books in partnership with ar/ge kunst; Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory; If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution; and The Showroom
ISBN: 978-94-92139-11-5

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To accompany her commissioned project To Become Two, presented at The Showroom (26 April – 10 June 2017), the book offers a narrative of Martinis Roe’s research into a genealogy of feminist political practices in Europe and Australia from the 1970s until today. These practices include those of the Milan Women’s Bookstore co-operative; Psychanalyse et Politique, Paris; Gender Studies (formerly Women’s Studies) at Utrecht University; a network in Sydney including people involved in the Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative, Feminist Film Workers, Working Papers Collective, and the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University; and Duoda – Women’s Research Centre and Ca la Dona, a women’s documentation centre and encounter space in Barcelona.

Drawing from their practices and experiences, Martinis Roe’s research forms a proposal for a transgenerational approach to feminist politics. This is further developed as a handbook of twenty new propositions for feminist collective practice, which were formed in collaboration with a network of contributors through experiments with these historical practices.