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The Life and Politics of Monica Sjöö
22 November, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This is an online event.
Monica Sjöö, artist and activist wrote that. ‘the Earth’s Spirit does not move in a straight line, but in constantly flowing serpentine and spiral movements’. Join this discussion to explore readings, film clips, poetry, songs and the politics of the feminist Monica Sjoo (1938-2005). View her paintings, drawings and graphic works to discover her world.
At a time when feminists are increasingly turning to spiritual imagery as activism, this event will uncover the forgotten history of Goddess feminism in Britain through one its key theorists, Monica Sjöö. In partnership with the Feminist Archive South (FAS) and the Monica Sjoo Curatorial Collective (MSCC), speakers will re-present the work of Sjöö to share her perspective on new worlds.
Sjöö’s magical and magnificent activism – present in both her art and writing – chimes with many feminist challenges of the present, including climate ethics, social justice and human values. This event will shine a light on Sjöö’s activism, bringing its power and resonance back into dialogue with contemporary feminist activists and artists. Join in the conversation with invited speakers who will discuss the Goddess movement, a feminist vision of the future and the politics of eco-paganism.
This event is part of the series ‘The Personal is Political is Spiritual’ by the Feminist Archive South.
In partnership withFeminist Archive South (FAS), Monica Sjöö Curatorial Collective (MSCC), University of Bristol Library Special Collections, UWE Visual Culture Research Group (VCRG).
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