Emotional Labour Strike | Free Word

19 March 2019
19:00 - 21:00

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Direct action workshop with Liv Wynter


“Being a woman is work. We deserve to be recognised and for our labour to be valued. We deserve autonomy, agency, and the right to choose our own path not predetermined by gendered expectations.”

– Quote from the Womxn is Work project in Liverpool, 2018

 

Emotional labour represents a specifically gendered type of unpaid work: the ‘work of caring’ historically deemed as women’s work. From smiling to childrearing, cooking dinner to apologising, we’ve been taught by socially structured household roles that women are natural caregivers.

Join artist and activist Liv Wynter for a workshop on sharing tools to discuss emotional labour and organise direct action to challenge the expectations of women to carry out this work. Explore what it means to be a femme on strike, and why we should be striking everyday. With an emphasis on radical organising, art and social critique, the message is clear: the revolution begins with you! Are you ready?

Liv Wynter has become a notable voice in the political art scene and was Artist in Residence at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, until they resigned in protest of the invisible inequalities of the institution. Liv was recently in residence at Wysing Arts Centre, and performs in punk band Militant Girlfriend.

 

Graphic Design: Denny Kaulbach

19 March 2019
19:00 - 21:00
£2

Free Word

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Liv Wynter

Artist, educator, activist and writer

Liv Wynter (b 1992) is an artist, educator, activist and writer from South London. Liv graduated from BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2015 and has since become a notable voice within the political art scene. Liv was Artist in Residence at Tate Britain and Tate Modern on the Education Programme for 2017-18, until Liv resigned to protest the invisible inequalities of the institution. Liv curated ‘RUPTURE’, a section of Art Night 2018 with Hayward Gallery, and was recently in residence at Wysing Arts Centre (Nov). Liv is a founding member of WHEREISANAMENDIETA and stands in solidarity with Sisters Uncut, London Anti Raids, LGSM, Antifa, and any other grassroots organisation fighting austerity and oppression. Liv is also in a gnarly punk band called Militant Girlfriend.

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