“To be illegible produces insecurity and nervousness. What happens if the language you use - whether vocal or visual - is not recognised by existing institutions? (By which I mean not only buildings, but practices and cultures.) Who are we seeing and hearing? Who is deciding who we are seeing and hearing? How do we decide what we want to see or hear? In this presentation I will talk about practices of insecurity in relation to my work involving self-publishing projects, video distribution, and self-organised spaces. These include the Copenhagen Free University, an artist-run space dedicated to the production of critical consciousness and poetic language; Cinenova, a feminist film and video distributor; the Amsterdam-based magazine Girls Like Us.”
EMMA HEDDITCH (b.1972, U.K.) is an artist and writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in Afterall, Mute Magazine and Art Monthly; in books such as Rereading Appropriation (2015) and Anarchic Sexual Desires of Plain Unmarried Schoolteachers (2015); in self-published books such A Political Feeling, I Hope So, Coming To Have A Public Life, Is It Worth It, and the e-book of performance scripts, I Don’t Want You To Work As Me, I Want You To Work For Me. She was recently Guest Editor for a special ‘Dance and Dancing’ issue of Girls Like Us magazine. She has participated in recent exhibitions including Finesse (curated by Leah Pires at New York’s Wallach Art Gallery), Claim A Hand In The Field That Makes This Foam Form (Norwich’s Outpost Gallery), and Other Romances (curated by Em Roooney at Rachel Uffner, New York).
THIS PRESENTATION IS PART OF A FRIDAY-LUNCHTIME SERIES AT CEH DEVOTED TO THE EXPERIMENTAL