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Conversations at Green Gate

02 February 2024

Monica Sjöö at Greenham Common Peace Camp

Join Rebecca Mordan and Modern Art Oxford for five short conversations that take you inside Green Gate at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. Discover the lives of the women who lived there, the ideas at the heart of their community, and the lasting impact of their time there in these conversations at Green Gate.

Told in five short sections, these stories will take you through daily life at the camp, the ecofeminist ideals and deep spirituality which the women shared, as well as the actions and protests for which the camp was famous.

Green Gate at Greenham Common Peace Camp
Photograph by Carolyn Francis

Your host, Rebecca Mordan, paints a vivid picture of the environment in which Monica Sjöö was working, and describes some of the other artists working alongside her at Greenham Common Peace Camp.

With a warm, intimate feel, this is a half hour to escape for a campfire chat about art, activism, and a unique hub of creativity and sisterhood that shaped Monica Sjöö’s celebrated artworks.

Blockade, July 1983
Photograph by Janet Smith

This audio was released by Modern Art Oxford to coincide with the exhibition Monica Sjöö: The Great Cosmic Mother (18 November 2023 – 25 February 2024). Modern Art Oxford is grateful to Rebecca Mordan, Scary Little Girls and Greenham Women Everywhere for their help in producing this recording.

Monica Sjöö: The Great Cosmic Mother is curated by Jo Widoff, Moderna Museet, and Amy Budd, Modern Art Oxford, in collaboration with Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden where it is showing from 13 May – 18 October 2023 and 23 March – 8 September 2024 respectively.

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