Wednesday 27 June 2018
18.00 – 19.30 hrs
RoSa vzw, Zennestraat 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
As part of a research residency at Q-O2, artist Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay has created a participatory navigational score for the library of the RoSa Kenniscentrum voor Gender en Feminisme, which houses extensive materials on feminism, gender topics and the Flemish Women’s Movement. The score leads participants through the collection following feelings, memories and personal curiosities, and involves reading, speaking, transcribing and letter-writing.
REGARDS is a special gathering to activate the score for the first time in a group setting. Nemerofsky will briefly introduce the project, and then participants will be invited to enact the score at their own pace. The score will be available in English, Dutch and French. The gathering will be followed by drinks and discussion at the nearby Q-O2 studio, where the artist-designed ‘Pensée’ cocktail will be served.
The event is free, but please register your participation with Benny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is a Montreal-born artist and diarist based in Edinburgh. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, art historical and Queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, ceramic vases, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sex-changing flowers, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. Nemerofsky’s work has been exhibited internationally, and is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. He is a member of the Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Sexual Cultures research team at the Edinburgh College of Art. www.nemerofsky.ca