Reading On Empowerment I with Eva van Ooijen


Reading on Empowerment | with Eva van Ooijen

eva van ooijen, It’s a Bird. No, it’s a Swan. 
An attempt to capture Loes.
Eva van Ooijen, It’s a Bird. No, it’s a Swan.
An attempt to capture Loes., 2023

7:00 – 8:00 pm CEST
online and on-site

SEA Foundation
Tivolistraat 22
5046HD Tilburg

This reading group event is part
of SEA Foundations’ longer-term
research of art and sustainability
fold #09 Empowerment.

The event is free of charge,
organised by artists and volunteers
of the SEA Foundation.

Moderated by Michaela Davidova


The next reading is on Thursday the 25th of January with artist and researcher Eva van Ooijen. For the occasion of delving further into the fold #09 on Empowerment, Eva suggested the reading Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard. We will meet up on-site at SEA Foundation and online as usual. Register for the reading via the button on this website and you will receive the reading material and the link to the online session. It is not necessary to read in advance.

Women & Power

This small-size book Women & Power: A Manifesto is a big-thought book – that simply put, it could be one way of describing a manifesto written by Mary Beard. However the Women & Power is anything but simple. Right at the start of #metoo movement in 2017, where thousands of women and men were rising the awareness about sexual abuse, harassment and rape culture, Beard wrote manifesto about long history of silencing women. The conversation is open in present times.

Mary Beard

Mary Beard is an English scholar of Ancient Rome, a feminist writer, a trustee of the British Museum and a professor. She is described as a worlds famous classicist. Mary Beard writes a blog A Don’s life published at the Times Literary Supplement and her most recently published book is Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World.

Bio Eva van Ooijen

As an artist and researcher, Eva van Ooijen works primarily with photography, video, text and installation. In her work she mixes fact, fiction and imagination with the aim of asking questions about authenticity, authorship, power, the art world and feminism.  Questioning what makes an (art)work authentic, and who’s its author? And regarding that author, who gets to be heard and seen, and who gets to be believed. Eva looks at these subjects from different perspectives by multiplying herself. In 2022, she received her Master’s degree in artistic research from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague.  She’s currently working on a publication about Loes an artist who spent her life in obscurity. 

Eva van Ooijen website

The programme of reading sessions:

30.11.2023 reading with Danae Theodoridou ft. Fontys Akademy of the Arts
in fold #09 on Empowerment

26.10.2023 reading with Barbora Trnková ft. Vašulka Kitchen
28.09.2023 reading with Pam Virada
in fold #08 on Spirit

22.06.2023 reading with Golnar Abbasi
25.05.2023 reading with Charlotte Jarvis
in fold #07 on Solidarity

30.03.2023 reading with Doris Hardeman
23.02.2023 reading with Risk Hazekamp
26.01.2023 reading with Gladys Zeevaarders
in fold #06 on Reimagining

27.10.2022 reading with Anna Zvyagintseva
05.10.2022 reading with Jun Zhang
25.08.2022 reading with Christopher van Ginhoven Rey
in fold #04
on Awakening

02.12.2021 reading with Laura Castro
18.11.2021 reading with Sophia Holst

16.09.2021 reading with Amy Franceschini
in fold #02 on Commons

08.07.2021 reading with Sheng-Wen Lo
17.06.2021 reading with Katarina Jazbec
20.05.2021 reading with Mari Kesi-Korsu
in fold #01 on Empathy

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