The Anhoek School
54 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
The Anhoek School
Experimental Graduate-Level Education for Women
Industry City Campus
Profesora: Rocio Rodriguez Salceda
Time: January 18th to April 26th, 2010
Meeting: Monday 7-9
Entre todos la mataron y ella sola se murio ("All of them killed her, but she died by herself") -The mantra of Marķa Luisa, Rocio's mother
Together we will return to Spanish in a four month course; however the subjects investigated will not be the average classroom pleasantries (ie: Donde esta la policia? Cuantos hermanos sois?) In this course, the topics will fall under the broader rubric of "The Education of Men and Women: and the grammar and rules of Spanish will relate to this theme. Furthermore, this study of language will frame the history of culture specifically in relation to gender and power,and the history of the family. We will pay special attention to the way gender molted during the transition from Franco's regime to the improvised democracy that took its place.
Assorted auxiliary materials range from home movies(1959-1981) (from Madrid, Laredo, Lomenia, Seville), certificates of pregnancy, art films, classic Spanish writers, YouTube clips, and photographs and audio recordings from the Spanish Civil War.
Students will be expected to have had several years of Spanish however deteriorated that may be.
Biography: Rocio Rodriguez Salceda was born in Madrid, Spain in 1977. She received a BFA from Complutense University in Madrid, specializing in Photography and Film. After graduating in 2001, Rocio moved to Barcelona where she taught Photography at the University of Barcelona until the summer of 2006. Rocio received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Spring 2008. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn and is preparing a solo show at Tina Kim Gallery in Chelsea.
"I grew up in 1980s Spain, a time of optimism undercut by fears lingering from 40 years of dictatorship - when women needed passes to travel alone, when ethnic immigration was illegal, when breaking a repressive silence could lead to jail or worse. As a new and recently legalized immigrant in N.Y.C. who was born into the tail-end of Spanish fascism, I work in the tensions between inner subjectivity and external roles. My art evokes an anxious, struggling humanity where tactile and intimate stories startle the present."
Cost: The students have the opportunity to barter or pay. All barter must be completed by November 2009.The number of students in the course will determine the number of hours bartered/cost paid by each student. An approximation right now is: if there are ten students 10 hours of barter or $300 per person. The teacher generates a list of what she needs and I will distribute that list for those interested.