Special Event – Resistance in Residence

QFN is so excited to team up with Resistance in Residence for this special screening of 2 shorts films by Winnie Herbstein, Studwork (2018, 18min) and Minutes (2019, 12min) followed by Q&A with the artist!

Resitance in Residence is a Travelling Gallery exhibition about community-led struggles for safe, affordable housing in Scotland curated by MScR students on the Collection and Curating Practices programme at the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the Centre for Research Collections. The exhibition features archival materials, audience responses and contemporary artworks by Winnie Herbstein, Joey Simons, Keira McLean, and Lucas Priest (The School of Pedestrian Culture) that explore past, present and future community efforts for fair housing conditions.

Beginning as a discussion on gendered labour, Studwork looks loosely at the history of women working in construction and the formation of feminist living spaces. The film proposes alternative modes of learning as well as questioning who it is that builds the house, and who the home?

Minutes draws on material from the archive of Take Root, a women’s self-build group from Glasgow in the 1990s. Working closely with minutes taken from the group’s meetings, moments were developed into scenarios and restaged by members of Slaghammers, a feminist welding group based at Glasgow Autonomous Space.

Resistance in Residence. 20/02/23, 8:30pm at ESCH