“APPEARING”: Stories of women in protest and ‘the performative right to appear’

Thursday 20 May 2021
19:30 – 21:00h
Note: Event is in English


“APPEARING”: Stories of women in protest and ‘the performative right to appear’

A webinar with filmmaker Hannah Hübner (Wiesbaden), visual artist Weronika Kocewiak (Warsaw) and film critic and philosopher Dana Linssen (Amsterdam).

Moderated by: Wouter Greven (freelance moderator and film programmer)

Film still “Appearing”

Recently, worldwide women-led protests have made the news – many of them drawing on symbolic or artistic forms. Story-Line is inviting you to an event that explores the connections between recent women-led protest movements, aesthetics and gender.

Filmmaker and graduate student Hannah Hübner will show her essay-documentary film „Appearing. Women in protest“, and will engage in a conversation with visual artist Weronika Kocewiak, who lives and works in Warsaw, and with Dana Linssen, renowned philosopher and film critic.

The central question revolves around ‘the performative right to appear’ – a phrase used by the American gender philosopher Judith Butler. What exactly does this mean and in what shapes could ‘the performative’ come into appearance? We invite the audience to listen to the storytellers on stage and to engage in a talk with them.

Hannah Hübner is graduating this summer from Interdisciplinary Arts Maastricht, presenting a filmic research on women-led protests in her short essay-documentary ‘Appearing’.

Weronika Kocewiak is a young artist from Warsaw presenting her artistic responses to the recent women’s rights movement in Poland.

Dana Linssen is philosopher, film critic of NRC Handelsblad, film curator and teacher.

Wouter Greven is a freelance writer and moderator and assistant-programmer at Lumière Cinema Maastricht.

Please, register for the webinar via this link.