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Datum | 10.10.2018, 18.00 h
Ort | Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Augasse 2–6, 1090 Wien, A4.18.6

The PhD in Practice welcomes you to one of their Fantastic Wednesday events where one of the candidates presents part of their artistic research to an open audience. Join us for screenings, performances, discussions, and an open bar.


Who is afraid of ideology? Part I, primarily focuses on the Kurdish Autonomous Women's Movement and its ecological paradigm developed in a war situation.

Amateurs, Stars and Extras or the labor of love, looks at the invisible work of care through different languages and different groups of people talking about domestic work. Through casting, TV series sets, acting and extras, the domestic workers’ syndicate in Mexico city, a group of friends in Beirut, Joy a migrant worker from Beirut, ASE or the labor of love is set in the backstage of scenes blurring the division between stage and backstage and looking at the dark side and the pillar of economy: underpaid/unpaid labor of domestic work, mainly performed by women.

Marwa Arsanios is an artist, filmmaker, and researcher who reconsiders the politics of the mid-twentieth century from a contemporary perspective, with a particular focus on gender relations, urbanism, and industrialization. She approaches research collaboratively and seeks to work across disciplines.