8 Nov 2016, by WouterAalberts
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Inspired by a tradition of artists’ street performance and protest marches, Lara Schnitger presents "Suffragette City", a procession through Westwood of sculptures that comprise images, forms, and texts explicitly addressing women’s rights. The procession returns to a courtyard convening enlivened by the music of Miya Folick, and will start on November 12 at noon. The Procession is organized by The Hammer Museum at UCLA. Click here to see the route.
On Sunday, Schnitger further explores feminist speech by inviting filmmaker Kerri Koch to share her work, "Don’t Need You: A Herstory of Riot Grrrl"; followed by a screening of "Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light", a short film by Martha Wheelock on the preeminent suffragette; and a talk on contemporary witchcraft and closing ceremony by Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles.
Below is a video from the 2015 "Suffragette City" procession in Basel.
Lara Schnitger was born 1969, Haarlem, Netherlands. She Lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Schnitger studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag, after which she continued her studies at Academie Vyvarni Umeni in Prague, Ateliers in Amsterdam and Center for Contemporary Art in Japan. She applies sewing and quilting to merge design with modernist architecture.