The Gossip

Date posted: January 15, 2015

Mirza and Butler Patriachal Clock 2

The Patriarchal Clock, 2014, Couresy Karen Mirza and Rachel Anderson

The Gossip is a time in a particular moment in which to gather, meet and exchange stories about women’s bodies as sites of resistance. It draws from the roots of the women’s movement….in the ongoing resistance women have made to capitalism from its early construction, we draw deeply on these roots and dive below the recent feminist movements to an older physical and guttural response, drawing on an ancestral strength and context to the struggles we face today.

My name is Daku Rani, Bandit, Fugitive, Witch, Hex, Dreamer.

I need a revolution, I don’t know what it looks like, I can feel that it is a time for me to claim and understand my power. To draw on women that have come before me, and will come after me. Where do I start with a task that stretches forwards and backwards in time. I start here — in this moment.

This invitation for us to gather at the edge of the day, under the blanket of the night and the watch of the moon. Suspicions are reactivated of the historical persecutions of witch hunts which served to destroy communal relationships, forwarded the privatisation of land, the privatisation of life of social reproduction and served the destruction of the commons.

Women are invited to stay overnight. We are calling out to the fugitives, the witches, wise women, dakus and dreamers. You are invited to join us in creating a Gossip in the heart of the National Museum Cardiff on Tuesday 17 February from 11pm-7am.

The Gossip is part of a project called The Patriarchal Clock which is exploring women’s bodies as sites of resistance. A project which celebrates women’s solidarity, strength, and power in the face of violence, abuse, racism and oppression.

This is a women only event, all women are welcome. There are a limited number of places to join the Gossip, to express your interest in attending please email gossip@riseup.net before 2 February.

11pm — 7am