Filed under artists book | Tags: · cyberfeminism, feminism, noise, social media, technology
“In the summer of 2018, a German artist, famous for having a past as cyberfeminist and a present as technofeminist, was invited to Stuttgart in the South of Germany, to create an exhibition dealing with issues of gender and technology as part of a large festival. During her research, she got in touch with numerous fellow artists and activists, and in a process of collective realization, they found that the time has come, not for another exhibition, but for a global technofeminist upheaval.
Learning from the dark forces that understand how to manipulate national referenda and presidential elections, they flooded social media platforms – an area they had previously avoided in order to protest against the centralisation and privatisation of digital communication. Very quickly, however, they have learned how to “motivate” thousands of followers, how to “inspire” them to like and “share” their contents, and even to contribute their own agendas. Within a few weeks, what had started as a small protest, has grown exponentially and conquered not just the Net but also traditional media. They gained enormous power, more than they ever imagined, and now decisions have to be made on how to use this power. Come and help us decide! What would you do if you had power over the Internet – and thus the real world?”
Produced for Monoskop’s Exhibition Library in the 2018 Seoul Mediacity Biennale, 6 September–18 November 2018 at the Seoul Museum of Art.
Self-published in collaboration with Monoskop, Amsterdam, August 2018
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Cornelia Sollfrank (ed.): Die schönen Kriegerinnen. Technofeministische Praxis im 21. Jahrhundert (2018) [German]
Filed under book | Tags: · activism, cyberfeminism, feminism, hacking, internet, media activism, technology, xenofeminism
“Die schönen Kriegerinnen versammelt sieben aktuelle technofeministische Positionen aus Kunst und Aktivismus. Auf höchst unterschiedliche Weise erweitern diese die Denk- und Handlungsansätze des Cyberfeminismus der 1990er Jahre und reagieren damit auf neue Formen von Diskriminierung und Ausbeutung. Geschlechterpolitik wird unter Bezugnahme auf Technologie verhandelt, und Fragen der Technik verbinden sich mit Fragen von Ökologie und Ökonomie. Die unterschiedlichen Positionen um diesen neuen Techno-Öko-Feminismus verstehen ihre Praxis als Einladung, an ihre sozialen und ästhetischen Interventionen anzuknüpfen, dazuzukommen, weiterzumachen, nicht aufzugeben.
Mit Beiträgen von Christina Grammatikopoulou, Isabel de Sena, Femke Snelting, Cornelia Sollfrank, Spideralex, Sophie Toupin, hvale vale, Yvonne Volkart.”
Publisher transversal texts, Vienna, August 2018
ISBN 9783903046160, 3903046167
Filed under book | Tags: · feminism, museum, women
“The importance of women’s rights have sprung up in movements across the globe in the past few years, exacerbated by increasing social, environmental, technological and political polarities.
This publication examines how women, or those who identify as female have been addressing not only inequalities – in reproductive rights, sexual rights, and in the right to equal pay – but also how plural feminisms have been and are being consistently re-thought, and how art museums can work with and respond to issues surrounding women’s rights.
Feminisms play a crucial role in what L’Internationale does – not only as a way to live and work with women, but as a framework for continually re-assessing the institution’s position for its publics. What is prevalent in this publication is a need to ask how we deal with emotion – not only as individuals, but as institutions and within bureaucracies. We hope that this publication can serve to raise discussions and to develop institutional practices that take into account our different publics, through a feminist lens.”
With texts by Sarah Werkmeister, María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, Ewa Majewska, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, María Pia López, Sarp Özer, Mojca Kumerdej, Yayo Herrero, Fatma Arikoglu, Sarah Browne, The Otolith Group and Annie Fletcher.
Publisher L’Internationale Online, 2018