Reguarding Room Workshop
Thursday, April 5, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Reguarding Room is a series of workshops presented by the feminist art collective CamLab where participants are invited to re-create feminist works of art from history about rape and sexual assault, in miniature. This experimental, horizontal strategy of bringing people together around rape and sexual assault through hands-on activity allows for non-confrontational expression, without being tied to any one individual’s narrative. The workshops are open to all artistic levels and all crafting materials will be supplied.
The miniature artworks will be on display at the MD Anderson Library from April 10 through May 31. The opening reception is April 10 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Reguarding Room is supported in part by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. For more information about the project, visit http://reguardingroom.com/.
CamLab is the 11-year collaborative art practice of UH School of Assistant Professor of Sculpture Anna Mayer and Los Angeles artist Jemima Wyman. CamLab’s feminist and collective practice models a horizontal and intimate relationship, which they believe is necessary in a culture that tends to devalue compassion, communal concerns, the mental health of women and radical care. As artists, they look for embodied and innovative ways to understand and address contemporary problems, in particular the persistence of both the patriarchy and of rape culture, the latter defined by the Feminist Campus organization as “a complex set of beliefs that create an environment in which sexual violence is prevalent and normalized.”
The duo’s sculptural, video-based and social practice work has been exhibited internationally, as well as extensively in their hometown of Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Hammer Museum, the Armory Center for the Arts and the Weingart Gallery at Occidental College.