Led by artist and lecturer Gavin Rogers, this participant led reading group will collectively read Johanna Hedva, Sick Woman Theory. What does it mean to exist on the edges of society? Why is being “female”, being “unnormal”, being “sick” seen as a burden to a money driven capitalist worlds obsessed with wellness? “In her Sick Woman Theory, writer and performer Johanna Hedva suggests that the dominant discourse on political action, drawing largely as it does from Hannah Arendt's faith in the political effect of bodies in the street, is too narrow a definition of how we engage the political.
Come and join us for live reading, chats and conversations by this very talented writer.
Gavin Rogers is an international artist, performer and socially engaged researcher living and working in the United Kingdom. His practice is situated across a range of media from performance to sculpture. Gavin has particular interest in the area of identity; juxtaposing, stereotyping and discovering personal, social and psychogeographical identities though visual, textual and verbal languages.
Gavin is also senior lecturer in fine art (public realm) at the University of Wolverhampton.