Throughout time and across cultures, women all over the world have played the role of domestic workers. Charlotte McIvor, a graduate student in UC Berkeley’s Performance Studies Department, is interested in how artwork can express the personal lives and manifold experiences of female domestic workers, as well as what it may reveal about the greater social fabric the artworks are created in.
Charlotte McIvor from Berkeley's Performance Studies examines art practice as a mode of intercultural engagement and anti-racist work in Ireland through the “Opening Doors” project, which combined work on a quilt showing the experience of domestic workers in Ireland, a collaborative photography project depicting scenes from domestic work with artist Susan Gogan, and independent photography captured by the women.
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FOREIGN BODIES: GENDERING TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION IN CONTEMPORARY ITALY AND IRELAND
**Re-scheduled to Sep 17th to acknowledge university walkout on Sep 24th**