This where my responses to workshop 3:
The documentation of projects from the workshop:
Human Flow by Ai Weiwei (2016)
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf, 1928, adaptation by Eileen Atkins 2017
The English actress Eileen Atkins, performed an adapted version of “A Room of One’s Own” on 2017. Acting as if she were Virginia Woolf, she adapted the original text to a film.
A Room of One’s Own is an essay written by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay is based on a series of lectures the author gave in October 1928 at Newnham College and Girton College, both women’s colleges of Cambridge University. While the essay employs a fictional narrator and prose to explore women (both writers and fictional characters), and the manuscript prepared for the lectures was entitled “Women and Fiction”, the essay is considered non-fiction. It is generally classified as a feminist text, and its argument revolves around a literal and fictional space for women writers within a male-dominated literary tradition.
The title of the essay comes from Woolf’s idea that, ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own in order to write novels’. Woolf observes that women have been kept away from writing because of their relative poverty, and that financial freedom will bring women the freedom to write: “To begin with, to have a room of one’s own… was unthinkable even in the early nineteenth century, unless a woman’s parents were exceptionally rich or very noble”.