Petra Bauer

24 - 26 November 2015 - 15:00h a 00:00h
Tabakalera, Duque de Mandas, 52, Donostia

Women and Images in Movement(s). How film and photography can be used to negotiate politics.

November 24-26. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Day 0. Warm-ups*: Tuesday, November 24, 2015. 3 pm - 6 pm

Day 1. Wednesday, November 25, 2015. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm

Day 2. Thursday, November 26, 2015. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Language: English. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015. 6 pm.

Language: English with simultaneous translation

In the workshop the group will watch films and videos together, discuss their politics and specifically address the intersection between aesthetics and politics: how we through art or film projects can engage with, as well as challenge contemporary social and political events and processes. There are two aspects to this: on the one hand, political commitment on a content level; on the other, whether and how the artwork or the film can be considered to be political acts in themselves.

For a longer time Petra Bauer have been inspired by feminist theory and practice which stress the dialectical relations between larger political structures and the organisation of every day life. She is particularly interested in how this double movement can be visualised in visual art. She explores these themes by using feminist strategies and theories that critically focus on and politicize conditions of productions, authorship, narrative structures, and the choice of aesthetic strategies. On a content level, several of her works focus on how women have chosen to collectively self-organise themselves, both within art and society at large, in order to change political and social structures as well as everyday life and individual practices.

Petra Bauer works as an artist and filmmaker based in Stockholm. She is concerned with the question of film as a political practice, and sees film as a space where social and political negotiations can take place. Petra graduated from Malmö Art Academy in 2003. Between 2007 and 2010 she did Cinema studies at the Stockholm University. Currently she is doing her PhD at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. Her work has been exhibited widely, including festivals and exhibitions at institutions such as 56th Venice Biennale– international exhibition; Showroom, London; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Frankfurter Kunstverein; CAC Vilnius; Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Stadtgalerie; Kiel, Casino Luxemburg and Tallinn Art Hall.

Free sign-up while places are available.

Assistance to warm-up sessions is required for each workshop. Warm-ups are coordinated by one of the work groups in collaboration with LaPublika (the one formed by Juan Pablo Ordúñez Martínez ‘MawatreS’, Andrea Estankona and Josefina Roco Sanfilippo). Each warm-up proposes a specific dialogue regarding the work of the workshop lecturer, starting from references he/she himself/herself has provided (texts, videos, accounts, etc.), which will help contextualize his/her work into the broader project. 


Image: still from the film Sisters! (Petra Bauer and Southall Black Sisters, 2011, 72min).

Petra Bauer