Strategies for Contemporary Feminism – Catherine Lord

Artist, writer, and curator Catherine Lord considers the 8-letter “F-word” and the fraught semantics of contemporary feminist discourse. She says, “So for the hell of it, I propose the longest ‘F-word’ yet: forgetting…as a way to clear space in one’s head for unexpected minutiae, for queer attachments, for re-written contexts, for partial histories, for making up exactly what it is that you need. I think the point is to recognize the turbulence that a detail can create rather than quibbling about waves or wheels or posts.”

Catherine Lord spoke on the panel “Strategies for Contemporary Feminism” at Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: 2007 CalArts Feminist Art Symposium, a student-organized project that took place at CalArts on March 10, 2007.