Lecture (13/13) - What is a woman for? asks Leni Zumas in her recent novel. Red Clocks tells the story of four different women, each named and defined by their role (i.e. ‘The Wife’, ‘The Daughter’). Discussing the (biological) clock and other methods of time management, Simon(e) questions the many ways we tend to disguise (gender) performance as natural or innate. A woman follows a design of time when using the pill, with each day of the week prescribed. Inspired by Paul Preciado’s text The Architecture of Sex, Simon(e) will explore the daily ways that time and design create and influence our lives.
Simon(e) van Saarloos (Summit, VS, 1990) is a writer, performer and philosopher, who has published several books, amongst which Enz. Het Wildersproces, De vrouw die and Het monogame drama. Simon(e) is currently working on a book on commemoration, focussing on queer memory. Simon(e) also writes for theatre and music and is currently a first year MA student at DAI.