Researcher and PhD Supervisor
Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon
Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon
Dr Mo Throp is a practising artist, curator, writer and researcher in the CCW Graduate School where she supervises a number of PhD students. She was BA Fine Art Course Director at Chelsea College of Arts until 2011 and was previously critical theory tutor on the MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths. Mo studied sculpture at St Martin’s College of Art followed by an MA and PhD at Chelsea. With Dr Maria Walsh, Mo is co-convenor of the Subjectivity & Feminisms Research group at Chelsea. Mo is an AHRC Peer Review College panel member.
I have most recently been working with video installations which seek to collapse gendered positions, where the viewing subject might experience another possible relation to the self as a making and re-making of each other through a sense of self as interactive in the process of viewing. My work seeks to question how a re-thinking of desire might elaborate alternative definitions of female sexuality, not in a relation to lack (the psychoanalytic model) - but rather as an active force. This is informed by more recent theorising by Gilles Deleuze and the writings of Luce Irigaray who proposes a new relation to gender as on-going and non-oppositional with a fluid relation to difference.
Denise Ackerl, "Making the worst out of the worst: Strategies of subversion in female performance practice and activism in the context of capitalisms new spirit."
Jessica Carden, Contemporary Visual Representations of the Non-White Body in Arctic Space: British Colonial Constructions of the 'Heart of Whiteness' and the Black-White Binary as Fetish.
Kristiina Koskentola, "Interconnected In-Between: On the Dynamics of Abjections, Animism, Temporality and Location in Art Practice."
Maria Smith, 'Scheherazade Emerging (2000-2012); Reconstructing the Oriental Female Other in Contemporary Western Visual Culture.'
Stephanie Spindler, A Phenomenological Identity: the State of Being a Woman.
Catherine Maffioletti, Can the object ever truly reflect the body without merely being a representation, or producing a lack of body/self? Does the object only exist in the absence of the body/self? Or, can it speak the body/self via a different mirror?
Throp, Mo (2015) Performance Dinners No. 8: The Bankorgs. [Show/Exhibition]
Walsh, Maria and Throp, Mo (2015) Stories That Matter: Feminist methodologies in the archive. In: Stories That Matter: Feminist methodologies in the archive., 22 November 2015, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.
Throp, Mo and Walsh, Maria (2015) CAN DO: Photographs and other material from the Women's Art Library Magazine Archive. [Show/Exhibition]
Walsh, Maria and Throp, Mo (2015) Introduction. In: Twenty Years of MAKE Magazine: Back to the Future of Women's Art. International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art . I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, London. ISBN 9781780767574
Walsh, Maria and Throp, Mo (2014) The MAKE Archive: Re-contextualising Recurring Themes. In: Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, 2014, Royal College of Art.
Throp, Mo (2013) The Performance Dinners. CCW Graduate School. ISBN 978-1908339058
Throp, Mo (2011) 11 course leaders, 20 questions. In: 11 Course Leaders, 20 Questions. Q-Art, London, UK. ISBN 9780956435514
Throp, Mo and Walsh, Maria and Addison, Gill and Oechsler, Monika and Bruton, Jo (2010) Subjectivity and feminisms: peepshow project. [Show/Exhibition]
Harris, Dereck and Rowles, Sarah and Bickers, Patricia and Throp, Mo and Timberlake, John, Q Art (2010) 8 course leaders 20 questions. In: Course Leader Handbook. Q-ART London, London, UK, pp. 13-24.
Throp, Mo (2010) Cosey Complex Reader. In: Cosey Complex Reader. Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK, pp. 20-27. ISBN 9781900300636