Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2508244
Sist endret: 29. november 2021, 13:09

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2508244
Sist endret: 29. november 2021, 13:09
Prosjekt

Amor Rojo (Red Love) - Revolutionary love or the legacy of Alexandra Kollontai

prosjektleder

Dora Garcia
ved Avdeling Kunstakademiet ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Avdeling Kunstakademiet ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo

Finansiering

  • Program for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid
    Prosjektkode: PKU-2021/10017

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Internasjonal politikk • Nyere tids kunsthistorie • Kulturvitenskap

Emneord

Marxist Feminism • Feminisme • Postkolonialisme • Skjeiv feminisme

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Faglig utviklingsarbeid
  • Program for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 29. mars 2021 Slutt: 1. april 2024

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Amor Rojo (Red Love) - Revolutionary love or the legacy of Alexandra Kollontai

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Amor Rojo (Red Love) is an archival research, writing and experimental art film project. It uses the figure of Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), a Marxist theorist and Soviet revolutionary, radical feminist and sexual activist, as a guide to walk the labyrinth of female freedom, sexual emancipation, and love as weapon; and to make the necessary connections of a complex narrative bridging an ocean from Moscow to Mexico, from 20th century socialist feminism (Kollontai) to 21st century revolutionary love (Chela Sandoval).

But this story can be told backwards as well. "Amor Rojo" is born of the feeling of wonder at the latest feminist demonstrations in South America and specifically in Mexico, a country that has been marked by gender violence. The performative qualities of those demonstrations, the way they appropriate and re-signify public space, re-write official history, traditionally dominated by male, white figures, is at the centre of this research project. The performance strategies developed by the various feminist groups that have taken the initiative in this deeply symbolic fight, is an open book to study: unique and situated.
Equally, from a performance studies point of view, the actions these groups develop, such as occupation (of public space, of government buildings) and inscription (re-writing monuments, official texts, public messages) connect with a tradition of politically engaged women who were compulsive writers. The most significant ones for this study would be Gloria Anzaldua, Chela Sandoval, Alaíde Foppa, Rosa Luxemburg, and, Alexandra Kollontai. In the words of Gloria Anzaldúa: “A woman who writes has power, and a woman with power is feared.”

The action of writing is studied as a performative gesture that has political consequences: "La revolución será feminista o no será", revolution will be feminist or won't be, could be read in the protest signs of the demonstrations in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, 2019.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Dora Garcia

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Avdeling Kunstakademiet ved Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
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Resultater Resultater

If I could wish for something: A book of visual and text essays.

Garcia, Dora. 2021, KHIOVitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
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