Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Setting a feminist table

Orozco's "Table of Universal Brotherhood" was given a run for its money today by a feminist "long table" discussion on the "Labors of Diversity" with visitor Sara Ahmed. (That's my friend T setting it up. ) The discussion was fluid, incisive and inclusive and involved many people in the room. (Most of the people who sat down to start later got up to clear spaces for audience members to join.) The format was described in a handout of "Long Table Etiquette." It was conceived by artist Lois Weaver and, I've learned, inspired by one of my favorite films, Marleen Gorris' feminist utopia "Antonia's Line" (1995)! A noble addition to the ongoing series of efforts trying to update the 1931 mural and jump-start its idealism.

No comments: