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Anna Halprin, original score for In the Mountain/On the Mountain, 1981. Courtesy of Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.

Anna Halprin, original score for In the Mountain/On the Mountain, 1981. Courtesy of Anna Halprin Papers

Events - Talks

Who Would Be Free Themselves Must Strike the Blow

Circle 1: Social Movements / Protest / Direct Action

19 Jan 2019



Circle 1 in this gathering will explore the subjects Social Movements / Protest / Direct Action.

Join us for a talk with contributions by Elif Sarican, Övül Durmusoglu, Becka Hudson and more...


Free. Booking required.

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Contributor's Biographies
Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is a curator, researcher and writer based in Berlin and Istanbul. In 2015-16 she has acted as the director/curator of YAMA screen in Istanbul for which she commissioned site specific works by Banu Cennetoglu, Pilvi Takala and Isil Egrikavuk. Alongside she was curatorial and public program advisor for Gülsün Karamustafa’s retrospective exhibition Chronographia at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin) where she co-edited the artist’s first extensive monograph. Durmusoglu has recently curated exhibitions in London Langenhagen Istanbul Prishtina Berlin and Budapest
As a writer she has contributed to several print and online publications such as Frieze Online, WdW Review, Art Agenda. Durmusoglu is part of the advisory board for Mezosfera, an online journal published by Tranzit Budapest and one of the research partners of Museal Episode, a think tank on the future of art museums from southern perspective organised by Goethe Institute São Paulo. She is one the recipients of Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi for Young Curators awarded by GAMeC Bergamo.
Becka Hudson is an organiser, creative producer and writer whose work focuses on gender, arts, violence and criminal justice. She writes on these issues regularly in popular press, and has produced artistic and educational work with Battersea Arts Centre, Grime4Corbyn and Rich Mix. A member of the Women’s Strike Assembly, Becka has organised in women’s movements for several years, including in Reclaim Holloway and Feminist Antifascism.
Elif Sarican has a MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics with a focus on values theory, traditions of radical democracy and myths. She is a coordinator of the Kurdistan Students Union in the U.K. and an activist of the Kurdish Women’s Movement.