Zanny Begg
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"Emma Goldman Action" Artist: Zanny Begg Performance: Anya Rosen

Materials | Abandoned Car and car polish.

Proposing a work for New York, a city I have only visited very briefly once, and with Anya, an artist I have only met through skype, was a challenging experience. As I began research on this project I chanced upon a collection of speeches by Emma Goldman. As I re-read one of her speeches from New York I was struck by a collapsing sense of time. One hundred years ago Emma Goldman was arrested for distributing information on birth control for women. Today this question has reinserted itself into the political landscape with renewed force. History loops and twists and turns. Victories are won and defeats endured. Struggles grow and grow. This action pays tribute to a fighter who imagined the city of New York differently. - Zanny Begg

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1. "Emma Goldman Action" Artist: Zanny Begg Performance: Anya Rosen
Zanny Begg's bio:

Begg has a young daughter and lives in Fairfield, Sydney. She is a founding member of the collective Undrawing the Line and often works collaboratively. She is the 2016 winner of the Incinerator Art Award, Art for Social Change, and her recent exhibitions include Little Baghdad, Powerhouse Youth Theatre, Fairfield; Utopia Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom, the Secession, Vienna; The List, Campbeltown Arts Centre; Things Fall Apart, Artspace, Sydney; Social Networking, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art; What Keeps Mankind Alive, Istanbul Biennale, 2009 and the Taipei Biennial.

Zanny Begg is a Sydney-based artist and filmmaker who is interested in exploring the archaeology of contested history/ies and the architecture of social change. She works with film, drawing and installation to explore ways in which we can live and be in the world differently: this has included working with macro-political themes, such as alte-globalization protests, and in micro-political worlds, such as with kids in prison. She is currently working on a film project about one of the first feminist texts, written in Paris in 1402.

2. "Emma Goldman Action" Artist: Zanny Begg Performance: Anya Rosen