Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two

Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons

Alex Martinis Roe, Our Future Network (still), 2016. Film.

November 8, 2016
Alex Martinis Roe
To Become Two
co-presented with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
November 20, 2016–January 29, 2017
Opening: November 19, 3–6pm, artist floor talk at 3:15pm
Day-long salon: December 11, 1–6pm, “Our Future Network: Historiography, Public Speaking, and Collective Difference”
Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons
Lange Nieuwstraat 7
3512 PA Utrecht
The Netherlands

Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory
Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two 
Exhibition and activities

To Become Two is an exhibition that brings together six films from artist Alex Martinis Roe’s long-term research project that traces the genealogy of “feminist new materialist” and “sexual difference” theories through her engagement with different international feminist communities and their political practices, historically and today. The six films are presented in a modular architectural installation designed with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga that allows for multiple encounters within the exhibition and speaks to the project’s trajectory: commenced in 2014, To Become Two also includes workshops, performances, and an artist’s book, and will later travel onwards to ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, and The Showroom, London.

For more information about the films, exhibition, and programming, please visit

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution / Dutch Art Institute
Our Future Network: Historiography, Public Speaking, and Collective Difference
A day-long salon with Alex Martinis Roe and guests

Alex Martinis Roe will host a group of invited guests to stage proposals and responses to ideas and methodologies presented in her feature-length film Our Future Network (2016). The day-long salon will comprise of lectures and presentations from invited guests including Deborah Withers; a screening of Our Future Network; and live contributions from participants in the film including the choreographer Cécile Bally and the literature and gender studies scholar Vasso Belia who, with fellow members of the Gender Studies programme at Utrecht University, will enact some of the propositions for new feminist political practices.

The day takes place at Plantage Dok in Amsterdam as part of If I Can’t Dance’s Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016) finale and as its contribution to the Dutch Art Institute’s Roaming Assembly #9. For more details about the days’ program, please visit

About the artist
Alex Martinis Roe’s current projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. Recent exhibitions include Yvonne Lambert, Berlin; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Hessel Museum of Art, New York; Rongwrong, Amsterdam; Archive Kabinett, Berlin; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Artspace, Sydney; Pallas Projects, Dublin; and FormContent, London. Martinis Roe was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982, and is based in Berlin.

To Become Two is an exhibition project co-commissioned in the Netherlands by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam. The accompanying workshops and performances are co-commissioned by the Keir Foundation. Presenting partners include ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, and The Showroom, London. The project was produced with the support of the Graduiertenschule der Universität der Künste Berlin, Einstein Foundation, and Australia Council for the Arts, and has been developed during an Anne & Gordon Samstag Scholarship through the University of South Australia.

The exhibition To Become Two at Casco is financially supported by K.F. Hein Fund and the Fentener van Vlissingen Fund. The Casco program is supported by Mondriaan Fund, the City Council of Utrecht, and DOEN Foundation via Arts Collaboratory.

The If I Can’t Dance programme is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the municipality of Amsterdam, Ammodo, and the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts). 

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