WAA.014 A

MONUMENTS FOR RENT Elisabeth Wilson/Lisa Tickner/ Sharon McDonald/ Ludmila Jordanova/ Marina Warner/ Ruth Padel; ICA, London; 8/2/86

During this question and answer period, a discussion is heard regarding the construction of feminised roles. Certain conditions such as hysteria, modesty, depression, and symbolism the female form as death and decay were raised, stating that such socially prescriptive roles are rooted in pervasive attitudes throughout patriarchal society. Hysteria and its connotations is indicative of a society which aims to generate and circulate false recognitions through media usage, in support of a male society, implying that women are biologically and/or physically prone to conditions such as hysteria or depression. Therefore, the discussion urges the current society to re-evaluate such conditions, and to understand the historical context in which the term was first developed to further question our contemporary relationship with 'hysteria'.


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Accession No. WAA.014 A
Artist: MONUMENTS FOR RENT Elisabeth Wilson/Lisa Tickner/ Sharon McDonald/ Ludmila Jordanova/ Marina Warner/ Ruth Padel
Container annotation: E. Wilson, Lisa Tickner, Cont. Dressing the body / Suffragette movement
Place/Year: ICA, London 8/2/86
Type: Conference
Technical aspects:
Duration: 90'
Tape capacity: 90
Tape brand: Maxell