IF I CAN’T DANCE IT’S NOT MY REVOLUTION:
Ideas for the reimagining of public space
WHEN: Wednesday 7 July, 6.30-8pm
V&A Dundee, Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), and Art Night bring together a speculative discussion on what it might feel like to be truly comfortable, truly represented in public space – whether in galleries, football stadiums, streets or parliaments.
Four panellists will consider a utopic future city (let’s say Dundee)! What does it look like? Who makes the decisions? What does it feel like? How is it designed? Each speaker will present a manifesto relating to their own work, activism and ideas, imagining a future in which we all inhabit public space freely, with joy, confidence and power.
This collaborative event is prompted by The Male Graze, the Guerrilla Girls’ UK-wide Art Night commission, hosted in Dundee by DCA on Forfar Road. The commission looks back to the anonymous artist’s iconic 1989 poster Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into The Met? and asks if anything has changed or whether women are still only seen and considered through the male gaze. If I can’t dance it’s not my revolution invites an intersectional look at the position of women within public space and imagines what it could look like if things were better.
If I can’t dance it’s not my revolution, is a comment attributed to anarchist political activist and writer, Emma Goldman (1869-1940).