RAM READING GROUP
DEPTFORD DOES ART, LONDON: 25th MARCH 2018
INDEX - THE SWEDISH CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION, STOCKHOLM: 19 June 2018
(part of Index’ summer festival Letting the Days Go By)
RAM was a reading group initiated in 2017 by artist Sandi Hudson-Francis in collaboartion with Athene Greig, Lucie Kordacova, and Angelica Bollettinari. The aim of the group is to explore the archive of Jo Spence, a British photographer, writer and cultural worker (1934-1992) and do so in an informal context, where Spence’s archive also creates a space to discuss participants’ personal experiences. In various sessions, hosted both in art venues and domestic settings, we read and discussed texts and fragments covering various phases in Spence’s life, art and activism: from her engagement with the feminist collective The Hackney Flashers in the 1970s, to her later writing on illness, self-care and the practice of “photo-therapy”.
Text: Angelica Bollettinari
Photo credit: Angelica Bollettinari, Josefina Malmegård