All artists, writers, and cultural workers from Lebanon and elsewhere are invited to pre-register and take part in individual chapters—each containing their own set of seminars, workshops, lectures, and critiques.
The chapters will unfold over the course of four months, beginning in March 2022 and ending in July 2022.
Chapter 1 | Feminist Storytelling
by Ana Vujanović & Marta Popivoda
This chapter will explore theoretical and artistic concerns and methods developed collaboratively over the years—revisiting dominant HIStory, antifascist legacies, transgenerational care, and prefigurings of the commons.
Through a queer feminist framework, our practice deploys various strategies, from ecriture feminine and feminizing male narratives, to grappling with dominant male subjectivity and toying with gender poetics.
We view form and content as closely intertwined. We take the materialist post-structuralist position that an abstraction is never divorced from its material origin, as its medium is the material vessel of communication that intervenes in the realm of the signified, to generate new meanings and possibilities.
The chapter will consist of lectures, seminars, screenings, and guest-led interventions. Using our works and theoretical writings as a repository of topics and tools, we will attempt to articulate a framework for understanding and practicing: Feminist story-telling, writing HERstory, the womanly face of war, landscape dramaturgy, multiplying gazes and perspectives, and radical slowness. Participants are invited to find and share examples from their own research and experience.