Reading Group of Johanna Hedva’s 'Sick Woman Theory'

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Chisenhale Art Place Ltd

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This session of reading group marks the beginning of this two-day event and will introduce and discuss Sick Woman Theory by Johanna Hedva.

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In Sick Woman Theory Hedva describes their own chronic, confounding illness and the impersonality of the Western medical industry, and suggests that the greatest enemy to capitalism is taking care of yourself and of others. In thinking around the possibilities of direct political action, Sick Woman Theory poses the question, "How do you throw a brick through the window of a bank if you can't get out of bed?" The essay was adapted from the lecture, My Body Is a Prison of Pain so I Want to Leave It Like a Mystic But I Also Love It & Want It to Matter Politically, delivered at Human Resources, sponsored by the Women’s Centre for Creative Work, in Los Angeles, on October 7, 2015.

Johanna Hedva is a genderqueer Korean-American who was raised in Los Angeles by a family of witches, and now lives in LA and Berlin. Hedva is a writer, artist, musician, and performer. Their work is different kinds of screaming. They are the author of the novel, On Hell (2018, Sator Press), which was named one of Dennis Cooper's favourites of 2018. From 2012 to 2015, their series of queered Ancient Greek plays, The Greek Cycle, was performed in Los Angeles, in venues like a Honda Odyssey being driven down the freeway. Their work has been shown at Performance Space New York, Wysing Arts Centre, the Getty’s 2013 Pacific Standard Time, the LA Architecture and Design Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon.

*No advance reading is required, the participants are welcome to read together as a group. Printed copies will be provided upon arrival. Limited places available for reading groups. RSVP

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Chisenhale Art Place Ltd

64-84 Chisenhale Road

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