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CITY OF WOMEN @ FEM_11 FESTIVAL – 3rd to 5th March, Girona, Spain

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We started last year with the initiative of connecting with festivals addressing women creativity, and by a lecture and visual presentation introduced the City of Women at FEM Festival (Girona, Spain).

This first step enhanced the interest in further collaboration in a form of programme exchange. Thus this year's FEM edition will have a special focus dedicated to the City of Women and the presentation of female performers' creativity from Slovenia and broader region. Due to the fact that Girona-based festival's objective is to present the pioneers of performing arts as well as promote female artists of younger generations, CoW selection encompasses Vlasta Delmar (Croatia), Dubravka Duba Sambolec (Slovenia) – both in the pioneer section – and Milijana Babić (Croatia) – section of younger generation performers.

From 3rd to 5th March at FEM Festival, Girona, Spain

3rd March
8.30 – Cinema Trufaout
Dubravka Duba Sambolec: video performance Conversion from the No Home Videos series (1999-2000)

4th March
9.30 am – 2 pm – Centre Cultural la Merce
Milijana Babić: collective performance Building a Bright Future the production of City of Women
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm – Centre Cultural la Merce
Audio-visual presentation by artists Vlasta Delimar and Milijana Babić

5th March
7.30 pm – 10.30 pm – Centre Cultural la Merce
Vlasta Delimar: performance Erzsebeth Bathory and action in the public space Men Have To Be Believed

FEM_11 Festival

FEM is an international performative art / live art festival showcasing the artistic endeavours of women and organised by Gresol Association. The first edition, curated by Denys Blacker and Anet van de Elzen, was held in 2004 in la Bisbal d’Empordà, Spain, and has continued in the Spanish town of Girona since 2006.

The Gresol Association decision to hold a woman's event was not taken in order to underline any particular political standpoint, rather to affirm and to celebrate the freedom of expression that we are able to enjoy in Europe at this moment of history. In many other countries around the world women's voices are silenced by censorship, war and poverty. We feel that it is important to exercise our right, as women, to personal expression through our uncensored contemporary art practise.

The festival which used to be held on 8th March, is this year taking place between 26th February and 7th March.


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