Old Boys Network

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First Cyberfeminist International: Old Boys Network Reader 1, 1998, Log, PDF.
Next Cyberfeminist International: Old Boys Network Reader 2, 1999, Log, PDF.
Very Cyberfeminist International: Old Boys Network Reader 3, 2002, Log, PDF.

Old Boys Network (OBN) was a cyberfeminist alliance founded in Berlin and active from 1997-c.2001.

"Under the umbrella of the term 'Cyberfeminism' OBN contribute to the critical discourse on new media, especially gender-specific aspects. OBN is dedicated to appropriating, creating and disseminating Cyberfeminisms (plural). OBN creates real and virtual spaces where Cyberfeminists can research, experiment, communicate and act. The OBN platforms aim to provide a contextualized presence for the diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to Cyberfeminism." (Source)

The OBN members included Cornelia Sollfrank (Hamburg/Berlin), Susanne Ackers (Berlin), Julianne Pierce (Sydney), Helene von Oldenburg (Rastede/Hamburg), Claudia Reiche (Hamburg), Faith Wilding (Pittsburgh), Yvonne Volkart (Zürich), Verena Kuni (Frankfurt), a.o.

The OBN organised the First Cyberfeminist International in September 1997 as part of Hybrid Workspace at the documenta X art event in Kassel, followed by another two major conferences in Rotterdam, 1999, and Hamburg, 2001. The twentieth anniversary of the First Cyberfeminist International was marked by the Institute of Contemporary Art, London with a five day event called the Post-Cyber Feminist International.

Events[edit]

  • 1. Cyberfeminist International, conference, Documenta X, Kassel, 20-28 Sep 1997. Organised by Old Boys Network. Participants: Susanne Ackers (.SE/.DE), Babeth (.NL), Ulrike Bergermann (.DE), Josephine Bosma (.NL), Shu Lea Cheng (.US), Valentina Djordejvic (.DE), Marina Grizinic (.JP/.SI), Sabine Helmers (.DE), Kathy Rae Huffman (.AT/.US), Margarete Jahrmann (.AT), Vesna Jankovic (.HR), Verena Kuni (.DE), Ellen Nonnenmacher (.DE), Vesna Manojlovic (.YU), Diana McCarty (.HU/.US), Alla Mitrofanova (.RU), Ingrid Molnar (.DE/.AT), Mathilde MuPe (.NL), Helene von Oldenburg (.DE), Natalja Pershina (.RU), Corrine Petrus (.NL), Julianne Pierce (.AU), Daniela Alina Plewe (.DE), Barbara Rechbach (.AT), Claudia Reiche (.DE), Tamara Rouw (.NL), Rasa Smite (.LV), Cornelia Sollfrank (.DE), Debra Solomon (.NL), Josephine Starrs (.AU/.DE), Barbara Strebel (.CH), Olga Egerova (.RU), Rena Tangens (.DE), Gudrun Teich (.DE), Kerstin Weiberg (.DE), Faith Wilding (.US), Eva Wohlgemuth (.AT), Ina Wudtke (.DE). CfP. Report. Book.
  • Next Cyberfeminist International, conference, Rotterdam, 8-13 Mar 1999. Organised by Old Boys Network. Participants: Helene von Oldenburg (D), Cornelia Sollfrank (D), Corrine Petrus (NL), Marieke van Santen (NL), Faith Wilding (USA), Yvonne Volkart (CH), Ingrid Hoofd (NL), Claudia Reiche (D), Ursula Biemann (CH), Mare Tralla (UK, Estonia), Pam Skelton (UK), Nat Muller (UK), Caroline Bassett (UK), Maria Fernandez (USA), Rena Tangens (D), Barbara Thoens (D), Stephanie Wehner (NL), Rasa Smite (LV), Rachel Baker, Barbara Rechbach (A, UK), Gudrun Teich (D), Janine Sack (D), Josephine Bosma (NL), Veronica Engler (ARG), Vesna Jankovic (CR), Sunchana Spirovan (CR), Irina Aristarkhova (RU), Alla Mitrofanova, Shu Lea Cheang, Susanne Ackers, Maren Hartmann. CfP. Book.
  • OBN@ZKM, performance, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 16 Oct 1999. Performative contribution to the net_condition exhibition.
  • OBN@IFU, presentation, University of Hamburg, 24 Aug 2000. [1] [2]
  • The Truth about Cyberfeminism, Die Höge, Högenhausen, 22-24 Oct 2000. Performance at Dialoge und Debatten, an international symposium on Feminist Positions in Contemporary Visual Arts. [3]
  • Very Cyberfeminist International conference, Lichtmess-Kino, Hamburg, 13-16 Dec 2001. Organised by Old Boys Network (Verena Kuni, Helene von Oldenburg, Claudia Reiche, Cornelia Sollfrank). Speakers: ariane brenssell (D), christina goestl (AU), cindy gabriela flores (MEX), claude draude (D), corinna bath (D), faith wilding (Pittsburgh, USA), feminist indymedia austria (AU), genderchangers (NL), isabelle massu, jill scott (AUS/D), jutta weber (D), irina aristarkhova (Moskau/RU, Singapore), les pénélopes (F), margaret tan (SG), maria fernandez (New York, USA), nasya bahfen/SG, RAWA (AF), sara platon, susanna paasonen (FI), Synesthésie, TECHNO-TRICKSTER-TANK™(D), uli peter (D), waltraud schwab (D), a.o. CfP. Book. [4].

Publications[edit]

  • Cyberfeminism: Next Protocols, eds. Claudia Reiche and Verena Kuni, New York: Autonomedia, and London: Pluto, 2004, 336 pp. TOC. [5]

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