Video (1.01:36): queer feminist artist Sharon Hayes in conversation with Emily Roysdon (aka Every Ocean Hughes) about the exhibition ‘Sharon Hayes – Echo’ at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Sharon Hayes – Echo
Dates: April 13 – August 11, 2019
Venue: Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Echo explores the idea of the exhibition as an echo chamber, where Hayes lets voices and materials reverberate between different historic events. It also references a feminist interpretation of the classical myth of Echo, the nymph who is cursed for her conversational skills. In her performances, photographs and sound and video pieces, queer feminist artist Sharon Hayes relocates private speech to the public sphere. With the video installation In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You (2016), Hayes acts a pivotal work in the feminist and queer grass roots movement of the 1950s-1970s, of putting words to experiences and dreams that could not previously be voiced. The exhibition also features the works Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) (2003) and several works address Everything Else Has Failed! Don’t You Think it’s Time for Love? (2007), a daily performance of anonymous love letters in the street outside a bank in New York in a time of war and financial crisis.
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