6 – 8pm
The NewBridge Project : Newcastle, Co–Work Space
Free for members | £3 for non–members
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Bubikopf is an art history lecture on gender in the Weimar Republic that morphs. An examination of women in modernity in Berlin, with their new opportunities to be independent in the city, to go to art school, perform in cabarets. This contrasts the male experience—the traumatised and horrifically disfigured men returning from the WW1. Looking at examples in art and entertainment the lecture will highlight different gendered experiences, including the showgirl. Through hearing the words of her mentor, the writer, Leslie Dick, and also the performer, Ashley Fuller, Alison J Carr shifts from historian to speculator. Weaving together gendered forms of female visibility through projecting a glamorous totality and the invisible emotional work of connecting with an audience, this piece spotlights women’s entertaining, creative and avant garde work.
After the performance there’ll be a Q+A with Alison.
Alison J Carr is an artist and writer. She studied at the California Institute of the Arts, absorbing both the critical dialogue and the lure of the Hollywood facade. She worked with Leslie Dick, Natalie Bookchin, Ellen Birrell and Jo Ann Callis, developing her critical voice as well as her singing voice (taking singing lessons so that she could sing ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ by Laura Mulvey). Following her soujorn to LA, she returned to Sheffield to do a PhD at Sheffield Hallam University where she had gained her undergraduate degree. Her book, Viewing Pleasure and Being A Showgirl: How Do I Look? published by Routledge in 2018.
Accessibility: NewBridge Newcastle has limited accessibility, this event will take place in the Co-Work space of NewBridge Newcastle. We regret, due to the age of our building and its change of use we do not have a functioning lift. Please contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.