Towards a Feminism of the Void

  In October 2015, Audrey Wollen posted a picture on Instagram with the message ‘a PSA brought to u by ur local chapter of Female Nothingness’. The picture comprises a black and white composite image with the words BEWARE MALE ARTISTS MAKING ARTWORK ABOUT EMPTINESS/NOTHING DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU/GIRLS OWN THE VOID/BACK OFF FUCKERS!!!!Continue reading “Towards a Feminism of the Void”


with Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Nina Power [Note: this dialogue took place in 2012-13. It was due to be published by a film magazine, but fell through for reasons beyond the control of the authors. Thank you to Geoffrey Nowell-Smith for permission to publish it here in 2017] Geoffrey Nowell-Smith: Pasolini has often been described as aContinue reading “SUBVERSIVE PASOLINI: LA RICOTTA AND THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW—A DISCUSSION”

‘The Purloined Gender’: Piece for E.R.O.S. (2013)

[This is a slightly edited version of a text that appeared in Volume 3 of E.R.O.S. Journal in 2013] ‘The Purloined Gender’ ‘The problem, simply stated, is that one must believe in the existence of the person in order to recognize the authenticity of her suffering. Neither men nor women believe in the existence ofContinue reading “‘The Purloined Gender’: Piece for E.R.O.S. (2013)”

It’s not a Debate, it’s a War!

  [Picture from Debrett’s site, advertising training courses on debate] [This is a version of a text that was originally published in Strike! magazine in 2015] Nina Power O thou Powers of England, though thou hast promised to make this People a Free People, yet thou hast so handled the matter, through thy self-seeking humour, That thouContinue reading “It’s not a Debate, it’s a War!”

Piece on the Folk Revival, 2010

[This piece was originally written for Loops magazine, which I think just stopped at some point before they published the issue that this was written for] Folk doesn’t need Reviving! Nina Power The English countryside appears to enjoying something of a revival of late. Patrick Keiller’s Robinson in Ruins (2010) delves into the dark arts ofContinue reading “Piece on the Folk Revival, 2010”