Maso and Miso Go Boating + S.C.U.M. Manifesto

Sun 10 Mar

1975. France had proclaimed it ‘National Women’s Year’ and the collective ‘Les Insoumuses’, made of Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Ioana Wieder and Nadja Ringart, had decided to take on an infamous TV programme by Bernard Pivot. Broadcast on 30 December 1975 with Françoise Giroud, Secretary of State for Women’s Rights as guest of honour, it was entitled One More Day and Women’s Year is over, Thank Goodness! Enough was said to provoke the wrath of Les Insoumuses…

Special Screening

Introduced by Dr. Ros Murray (Senior Lecturer in French, King’s College) and preceded by short S.C.U.M Manifesto. 

This programme is organised as part of the Tate Britain exhibition Women in Revolt: Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990. It will be preceded by Je, tu, il, elle + Saute ma ville for a combined price of £20.

About S.C.U.M Manifesto

Dir. Les Insoumuses (Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Nadja Ringart, Ioana Wieder), France 1967, 28 mins

S.C.U.M. Manifesto stages a reading of the eponymous 1967 work. As news images of male-dominated world events flicker across the television screen, Delphine Seyrig disseminates Valerie Solanas’s theses on men – who, according to the manifesto, are both biologically incomplete and driven by vagina envy.