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ICA Symposium: (Dis) identifications
27 May, ICA, London.

Symposium: (Dis) identifications

27 May 2015, 11:15 am
ICA, The Mall, London

This one-day event, organised by Dr Catherine Dormor and Dr Alexandra Kokoli, invites a collective exploration of the role of gender and sexual identifications in contemporary art practices. Identity, identification and dis-identification are approached as evolving concepts and embodied practices, foregrounding the indivisibility of body and mind, the material and the virtual.

Our aim is to trace intersectional transformations within the arts, spanning feminism, psychoanalysis, queer theory and countercultures. In evoking both identity politics and disidentification (as developed in the work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and José Esteban Muñoz), the conference aims to foster a discussion that tactically traverses feminist and queer politics and practices, questioning their assumed division.

Taking gender critical thought, activism and creative practices as starting points, the symposium will showcase contributions from artists, curators, and writers from either theoretical or practice-led perspectives.



Gender and Materiality
Chair: Catherine Dormor
Caroline Broadhead
Freddie Robins
Diana Policarpo
Jenny Moore
Astrid Korporaal
Gender as Material
Chair: Alexandra Kokoli
Oreet Ashery
Sutapa Biswas
Quilla Constance
Fran Cottell
£6.00 to £10.00

This symposium is organized by CREATE/feminisms, a research cluster in the School of Art and Design, as an element of the partnership between the School of Art and Design and the ICA.


Quilla Constance, PR BLITZ. Digital video still, 2014.

Quilla Constance, PR BLITZ. Digital video still, 2014.