Reading Group #2 Tuesday, 28th April, 7pm

As part of the WE (Not I) programme of events, Manual Labours will be hosting their second reading group on Tuesday, 28th April at Cubitt Gallery, 8 Angel Mews, London N1 9HH. The text we will read is ‘Feminist Killjoys’ by Sara Ahmed in her book The Promise of Happiness (2010).  To book a place and receive the reading please email


WE (Not I) is a series of collaborative working meetings, presentations, and events of over 40 female artists, writers, curators and thinkers that will produce and distribute content addressing questions around the role of “We” in contemporary art practice. Working across South London Gallery, Flat Time House, and Raven Row, and beginning with a week of events between the 27th April – 2nd May 2015,  the discussions and presentations of WE (Not I) will revolve around the topics of accumulation in collaborative art practice, the development of a “we” (non-singular) voice in art authorship, the gendered nature of art historic genius, female value, piracy, empathy and the edges of the self in relation to the medicated body .