Feminism Against Family
Noncommercial pregnancy is a capitalist hinterland. Commercial surrogacy is capitalist industry. This screening departs from the call to abolish the family at the heart of Sophie Lewis’s Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism against Family (2019). It includes video and animation works that question the politics of gender, the labor of gestation, parenthood, childhood, and property relations. By invoking possibilities of familial relations beyond their bourgeois, patriarchal, and heteronormative forms, these works explore ways of living that suggest a commitment to transformed kinship and structures of support and care that include solidarity.
Martha Rosler, Born to Be Sold: Martha Rosler Reads the Strange Case of Baby $/M, With Paper Tiger Television, 1988, 35 min
Maria Lassnig, Soul Sisters. Bärbl, 1974/1979, 5 min
Annette Kennerley, Norrie, 1997, 21 min
Tala Madani, The Womb, 2019, 3 min
Presented by Rose-Anne Gush and Barbara Kapusta (in English)