Artist/researcher Albert Potrony is looking for two performer/facilitators for an upcoming performative experiment – A Twenty Four Hour Truce, presented by Arnolfini as part of a programme of performances surrounding our current exhibition, Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance – Act 3.
About A Twenty-Four Hour Truce
A public reading and reconstruction bringing to life the atmosphere and fierce debate between anti-sexist men and feminists in the early 80s.
This performance and re-enactment collages transcripts and academic texts highlighting theoretical and personal tensions between men attempting to challenge and change established notions of masculinity and their feminist contemporaries.
Over the course of three days, Albert will lead the small group of performer/facilitators to experiment with a piece of text he has written – a re/imagined transcript of debates and conversations between members of the anti-sexist men’s movement and feminist thinkers during the late 70s and early 80s (some of which took place in Bristol at a men’s anti-sexist conference in 1980). The final day will culminate in a public reading.