I am SF - Anna Bunting-Branch
Join us on 20th May at 5pm for I am SF, a lecture-performance by artist Anna Bunting-Branch with visuals, animation extracts and sound. Responding to the exhibition Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone – which was initiated in CCA and is currently touring to Ormston House, Limerick – this event will consider feminist science fiction with reference to three terms offered by theorist Luce Irigaray: genre, gender and genealogy. These terms will be used to think through the context and conventions of the genre of feminist SF; ideas around citation, iteration and gender; and fan activity.
Anna Bunting-Branch (born 1987, Cambridge) is an artist and researcher based in London. Recent solo presentations include The Labours of Barren House, Jerwood Visual Arts, London (2017); W.I.T.C.H. (“Women Inspired To Commit Herstory and other tales…”), Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham (2015); Mizora – A World of Women, Passatge Studio, Barcelona (2014). Selected group exhibitions and events include Witchy Methodologies, ICA, London (2017); Dark Water, CGP London (2017); These Rotten Words: Artists Films, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2017); Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, The Bluecoat, Liverpool / ICA, London (2016); Art Show, WisCon 40, Madison (2016); Everything Else, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington (2016); Wendel! Open Your Door, CGP, London (2013); Performance Compost, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2012). Anna Bunting-Branch is currently undertaking a practice-related PhD at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, supported by the AHRC London Arts & Humanities Partnership. Her research explores science fiction as a methodology to re-vision feminist practice and its histories.