nomorepotlucks: Blood Work: Magdalena Olszanowski – Marlaina Read

June 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

I first encountered Magda’s work in 1996, when, as young women, we experimented with self-imaging practices and maintained popular websites – before the internet boom in which social networking and blogging platforms emerged. We both went on to develop our artistic and academic practices in the context of the institutionalized art world, but have continued to share and collaborate. Her ongoing series of work that started in 2005 depicts menstruation. It draws on ideas of transgression, the abject, and boundaries, and it displays a playfulness often missing from discourse around the female body.

Olszanowski’s work was initially a response to the Cartesian history of prioritizing the disembodied self and the established scientific discourse based on intellectual detachment, rationality, and objectivity – leaving the state of corporeality and the body as irrational, uncontrolled, and menstruating. In this misogynist discourse, much extended by Freud, corporeality belongs to the feminine, producing the woman as dangerous and fleshy. Like much feminist work, such as Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto, Magda’s work welcomes the dangerous and fleshy self. We shared a lengthy conversation across many time zones focused on her history with menstruation, her work, and the importance of leading an embodied practice.

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Blood Work: Magdalena Olszanowski

Blood Work: Magdalena Olszanowski

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Farmers etc

November 21, 2014 § 1 Comment

I am still set on my idea of wayfinding and placemarking as the topic for any eventual PhD I attempt to do. I am still going through all the images from my trip to Finland, Scotland and Iceland.

There is this residency in the Arctic I have been eyeing off for years. Maybe this is the time I actually apply. I don’t know.

The below are all from series Farmers 2014.

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INVISIBLE CITY ISSUE 08 HABITAT

February 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

HABITAT

 

Issue 08 is now available to download at www.invisiblecity.org. Cover by Ioana Cîrlig.

Featuring work by Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson, Shaun Fraser, Ioana Cîrlig, Gal Amiram, Justin Tyler Tate, Todd Anderson Kunert, Jolene Mok, Kara J Schmidt, Olivier Scher, Tim Van Der Meer, prOphecy sun, Ben McGee, Lilian Kreutzberger, Alexa Black, Ryan Hogan, Jon Henry, Christine Mackey, Yuula Benivolski, Leah DeVun and Ann Deslandes.

INVISIBLE CITY ISSUE 07 REMOTE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

August 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

INVISIBLE CITY | www.invisiblecity.org

Submissions are now open for Issue 07 REMOTE

>> Islands, desert, mountains, isolation, loneliness, resourcefulness, space, lack of communication, new community, being lost, finding things, independence, scare resources, light and weather, trust.

Submissions close 10 September 2013.

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