Coronaseminar #3. Care labour in the Pandemic. Bring your kids!
Dr. Ewa Majewska

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
6 PM

What can we become together? How and why do we care in the pandemic conditions? We will experiment with the children-on-zoom situation, as well as feminist views on the pandemic and precarization. The perspectives on care, affect and mothering have changed, over the years and with the pandemic, too. The gender divisions have also changed, as today more and more people declare they are non-binary, transgender or otherwise realize much more diverse gender identities than “man/woman”. This means it is necessary to discuss the gender division of labour in a broader sense of these identity transitions. Care is also racialized, class-wise divided and gendered, a flexible, intersectional approach would very much be needed. For some of us – the quarantine was an exposure to pain and loss, for some – to a more convenient, fulfilling life not scattered by travels and rush, for some other again – a painful reminder of the patriarchal and racialized distribution of obligations and inequalities. We all – while rebooting – want to take a break from what was problematic, at the same time – we might want to reflect on what the embodied, affective experience is today.

Catherine Malabou, To Quarantine from Quarantine: Rousseau, Robinson Crusoe, and “I”, 2020
Silvia Federici, Precarious Labor: A Feminist Viewpoint, 2008:

Ewa Majewska
Coronaseminar #3. Care labour in the Pandemic. Bring your kids!
Online-Zoom, 6–8 pm CET (in English)
With: Nikola Dietrich, Director Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Participation via the following link:

reboot: responsiveness
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf jointly announce the launch of reboot: – a collaborative, multi-cycle, anti-racist, and queer-feminist dialogue encompassing performance and research based practices.

The first cycle, reboot: responsiveness, departs from desires, anxieties and hopes amplified by the current pandemic. Hosted in two different yet aligned sites that mutually interact with one another as much as they support, complement and challenge each other, reboot: responsiveness provides infrastructures for provisional stagings, rehearsals, processual choreographies, and encounters around notions of presence, intimacy, care, and responsibility. reboot: responsiveness develops activities together with a core collective comprised of Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Klara Lidén, Ewa Majewska, Rory Pilgrim, Cally Spooner, and Mariana Valencia. Embracing diverse formats, and working together with further invited guests and audiences in Cologne and Düsseldorf, these artists and thinkers will explore ways to dedicate time to one another and to perform in time, to develop alternative vocabularies, archives, gestures, movements, and translations, to share and transmit resources and ideas, and to find modes of resistance and togetherness in response to the current situation we are living in.

Conceived by Eva Birkenstock, Nikola Dietrich, and Viktor Neumann
Core Collective: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Klara Lidén, Ewa Majewska, Rory Pilgrim, Cally Spooner, and Mariana Valencia
Graphic design by Sean Yendrys

Further dates of the Coronaseminars – reboot: edition

Coronaseminar #4. How do we stay with the trouble?
September 29, 2021

Coronaseminar #5. Reboot solidarity together.
October 20, 2021