Alexandra Kokoli speaker at Monica Ross symposium
Dr Alxandra Kokoli, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture, Middlesex University, will describe how temporality is inscribed and interrogated in the oeuvre of Monica Ross, focusing on the function of repetition in her performance work.
This is part of a one-day symposium celebrating the life and work of Monica Ross, and the forthcoming acquisition of her digital archive by the British Library.
Monica Ross (1950–2013) was one of the most significant feminist artists and distinguished educators of her generation. The archive will document Monica Ross’s early work from the 1970s through toAnniversary - an act of memory (2002 - 13), a performance series in 60 acts of solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the entire Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Speakers who knew Monica Ross personally will explore the contributions she made to performance practice, art education and critical writing, as well as the interrelationship between art and politics.