[artinfo] Open call: HACK.Fem.EAST. Women and technology in networks

Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Fri Feb 15 14:05:33 CET 2008

Women and technology in networks.

Hallo everybody,

We are organizing an exhibition project at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in
Berlin, sponsored by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, with support from the Institut
fuer Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa). The exhibition is opening on Firday, 9 May
2008 and is going on till 22 June.

Exhibition's topic is HACK.Fem.EAST - Women and technology in networks in the
Eastern countries. We would like to involve women from Slovenia, Croatia,
Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rumenia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Bulgaria, Latvia and the other Baltic countries to present their work. You can
find the project's description above: main topics are media, art and hacking.

Central idea is to involve artists to develop independetely their concept in
one of the 14 rooms of the Kunstraum Bethanien and be part of the network
formed by the all groups and arsists/activists.
We have already contacted some people, but we are still looking for
interesting projects to add in the exhibition.

please, let us know if you are interested!

Tatiana Bazzichelli and Gaia Novati

Tatiana Bazzichelli <t.bazzzichelli at mclink.it>
Gaia Novati <gaianovaz at gmail.com>

Women and technology in networks.

Exhibition, workshops, conference.
A project curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and Gaia Novati.
9 May - 22 June 2008, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Berlin
Sponsored by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, with support from the Institut fuer
Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa).

The exhibition project in Berlin, HACK.Fem.EAST, seeks to present experimental
and artistic practices of artists and activists working in digital networks in
Eastern Europe.

The focus of the exhibition is on presenting a use of media located somewhere
between hacking, art and activism which is driven forward by an international
counterculture and avant-garde: the main protagonists are women or projects in
which women play an important role.

The aim of the project is to provide and to develop a network platform. This
will be achieved through five elements: the exhibition, the workshops (Free
Space), a conference, a publication in newspaper format, and a website
bringing the aspects of the project together.

Existing networks from 11 countries are at the heart of the project and form
the basis of the exhibition. A total of 11 networks will be invited to the
various rooms of the Kunstraumes Kreuzberg/Bethanien to introduce their work,
their strategies and their aims in the form of installations, documentations
and presentations. The result is a "network of networks", visualized in the
form of video screenings, installations, computer presentations and documents.

The activists will be offering a weekly workshop (Free Space) throughout the
duration of the exhibition. The workshops will be based on the respective
presentations in the exhibition as well as on and aims and activities that
have been developed further in the context of the project.

A conference held at the outset of the project is intended to bring the lines
and networks together and discuss on women perspective in the Eastern cultural
scenario. Its aim is to provide a forum for a form of politics based on
radical invention - media and internet art projects, performances, network
platforms, software development, artistic coding, organisation of media
festivals, etc. As part of the publicity for the exhibition, a Berlin daily
newspaper (taz) will be publishing a so-called NGO-supplement in an edition of
30.000 copies to coincide with the opening. It will include articles that
provide an introduction to the subject and give details regarding the programme.

An integral component of the project is of course the website, with an
up-to-date and open presentation of the project's processes and developments,
summarizing them and putting them up for discussion.

Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien website: http://www.kunstraumkreuzberg.de


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