Cyberfeminism

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VNS Matrix, A Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century, 1991.

A resource on the art and cultural movement and its historisation. Associated notions: technofeminism, xenofeminism.

Pages

Events

  • "Replicunts: The Future of Cyberfeminism", Virtual Futures, 28 May 1995. [1]
  • 1. Cyberfeminist International, Documenta X, Kassel, 20-28 Sep 1997.
  • Eclectic Tech Carnival, internationally, since 2002.
  • Cyberfem. Feminisms on the Electronic Landscape, EACC/Espai d´art contemporani de Castelló, Spain, Oct 2006 - Jan 2007. Curated by Ana Martínez-Collado.
  • The Very First Year, Eyebeam, New York, 27 Jul 2013. Facilitated by Laurel Ptak and inspired by her research at Eyebeam into cyberfeminist art practices since the 1990s. Featuring installations and activities by Feminist Economics Department (the FED), Miki Foster, Jen Kennedy + Liz Linden, Queer Technologies, Cassie Thornton, Caroline Woolard, and Eyebeam Alumnae.
  • TransHACKfeminist! camp, Calafou, Barcelona, 2014.
  • Hacking Feminism symposium, Center for Transformative Media (CTM), Parsons/The New School for Design, New York, 9-10 May 2015. Co-organised by Patricia Clough (CUNY), Nandita Biswas Mellamphy (Western), Dan Mellamphy (Western), Svitlana Matviyenko (Western), and Ed Keller (CTM). Participants: Anne Balsamo, Shannon Bell, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Zach Blas, Sarah Choukah, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Lucca Fraser, Alexander Galloway, Nancy Gillespie, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Margret Grebowicz, Karen Gregory, Eileen Joy, Ed Keller, Svitlana Matviyenko, Dan Mellamphy, Luciana Parisi, Jasbir Puar, Joshua Scannell, Oyku Tekten, McKenzie Wark.
  • Technofeminism Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 17 Jun 2015. Panel discussion chaired by Helen Hester revisiting the contributions of technofeminism, in light of recent developments in leftist critical thinking and on the occasion of release of Laboria Cuboniks’s Xenofeminism: a Politics for Alienation. Speakers included Sarah Kember, Laboria Cuboniks and Legacy Russell.
  • Femflix exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 11 Aug-3 Sep 2016. Curated by Jacqueline Millner, Jane Schneider and Deborah Szapiro. Presented 1990s feminist films from Australia, including the works of cyberfeminists.
  • Post-Cyber Feminist International, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 15-19 Nov 2017. Conceived by Rosalie Doubal and Helen Hester on the occasion of twenty years since The First Cyberfeminist International. Participants: Salome Asega, Ain Bailey, Siana Bangura, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Diann Bauer, BBZ London, The Church of Expanded Telepathy, Shu Lea Cheang, Joni Cohen, Laboria Cuboniks, Tamar Clarke-Brown, Anaïs Duplan, Akwugo Emejulu, Annie Goh, Caspar Heinemann, Helen Hester, shawné michaelain holloway, Eleni Ikoniadou, E. Jane, Shira Jeczmien, Helen Kaplinsky, Kiyémis, Mary Maggic, Diana McCarty, Zarina Muhammad, Jenn Nkiru, Eleanor Penny, Stina Puotinen, Tabita Rezaire, Legacy Russell, Res., SCRAAATCH, Victoria Sin, Francesca Sobande, Cornelia Sollfrank, Marie Thompson, Demelza Toy Toy, Faith Wilding, Zadie Xa and Anicka Yi. Programme booklet. Review: Judah (Guardian).

Writings, talks

First Cyberfeminist International: Old Boys Network Reader 1, 1998, Log, PDF.
Sadie Plant, Zeros + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture, 1998, Log, PDF.
See also

Primary references

Historisation

Resources


Humanities

Fields and theories: Classics, Art history, History of architecture, Anthropology, Semiotics, Philosophy of technology, Marxist aesthetics, Design research, Humanities computing, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Mediology, Media archaeology, Cyberfeminism, Cultural techniques, Neuroaesthetics, Posthumanities, Sensory ethnography, Media ecology, Digital humanities, Software studies, Modern periodical studies, Accelerationism.
Concepts: Faktura, Ostranenie, Biomechanics, Commons, Postmedia, Evil media.
Related theories: Systems theory, Information theory, Cybernetics.
Writers.