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EDGE Sydenham / The Reckoning

  • Saturday 20 August 2022

Sydenham Green

The thing about reckonings is that for them to truly occur, all that came before has to be burnt to the ground. – Amy Remeikis “On Reckoning”

Journalist Amy Remeikis wrote in The Guardian

Giving voice to that rage comes with constant calculations. And if you’re a woman, it’s usually followed by an apology.

So what happens when we’re no longer willing to make nice? What happens when decades of conditioning to smile through the discomfort, for the sole purpose of making others feel comfortable, shatters? What happens when women start declining to make Very Important Men feel better about themselves and their offensive opinions?

She goes onto write

But if someone outside of the accepted mould challenges the politics of civility, then civility is weaponised against them.

In that arena, it doesn’t matter what you have to say. You didn’t say thank you, so you no longer deserve a seat at the table.

Table setting test explores concepts of structural change using sonic rage as the point of departure.

Artists: Michelle St Anne, Eileen Camillieri, Imogen Cranna
Microfiche Musicians: Holly Connor – Drums, Phillippa Murphy-Haste – clarinet/viola

CREDIT Image: Imogen Cranna in Myosotis Photo: Christopher Wright

Table setting test is a creative development for ‘The Reckoning’ and is part of the EDGE Sydenham Festival