[artinfo] HACK.Fem.EAST - Women, Technology and Networks in Eastern Europe

Tatiana Bazzichelli t.bazzichelli at mclink.it
Wed May 7 09:07:03 CEST 2008

Women, Technology and Networks in Eastern Europe

Exhibition, performances, meetings
10 May - 22 June 2008
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien Berlin, Germany
Opening: 9 May, from 19.00

A project of Tatiana Bazzichelli and Gaia Novati sponsored by 
Hauptstadtkulturfonds and with the support of Institutes für 

The exhibition project HACK.Fem.EAST seeks to present experimental and 
artistic practices of artists and activists working in digital networks 
in Eastern Europe. Main topics are media, art and hacking. Main 
protagonists are women or projects in which women play an important role.
Aim of the project is to provide and to develop a network platform. This 
is achieved through five elements: the exhibition, the opening event, 
two days of conferences, a publication in newspaper format and a website.

Central idea is to involve women artists to develop independetely their 
concept in each of the 14 rooms of the Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien 
and be part of the network formed by the all groups and 
arstists/activists participating. Existing networks from 11 Eastern 
countries are at the heart of the project and form the basis of the 
exhibition. A total of 11 networks are invited to the various rooms of 
the Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien to introduce their work, their 
strategies and their aims in the form of video and computer 
installations, documentations and presentations.
The result is a "network of networks".

A two day long conference on 10 and 11 May held at the outset of the 
project intends 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.

More information on the exhibition are published on the NGO-supplement 
of taz, the Berlin daily newspaper, in an edition of 30.000 copies to 
coincide with the exhibition opening (9 May 2008). Another integral 
component of the project is the website http://www.hackfemeast.org, with 
an up-to-date and open presentation of the project's processes and 
developments, summarizing them and putting them up for discussion.

*Exhibition: 10 May - 22 June 2008*


Gaby Bila-Gunther (RO/DE) in Network with: Darina Alster (CZ), Pavla 
Jonssonova (CZ), Albana Kozeli (AL), Elsa Martini (AL), Ioana Morpurgo 
(RO), Eva Parcher (SI), Kateřina Rudčenková (CZ), Zora Stančič (SI), 
Lucia Udvardyova (CZ), Petra Vargova (CZ); Dunja Kukovec (SI) und Katja 
Kobolt (SI) in Network with: Helena Božič (SI), Anetta Mona Chisa 
(RO/CZ) und Lucia Tkacova (SK), Kitch (SI), Lala Raščić (HR), Tina 
Smrekar (SI), Son:DA (SI), Starke (BA), Kanak Attak (DE), FAQ Network 
(Balkans), Taida Horozovic und Danijela Dugancic (BA); Andreea Carnu 
(RO) und Joanne Richardson (RO/DE) in Network with: DMedia (RO), 
Ladyfest RO, Indymedia RO; Alla Georgieva (UA/BG), Marina Gržinić (SI), 
Ana Hoffner (RS/DE), Janez Janša (SI), Anna Krenz (PL/DE), Erika 
Katalina Pasztor (HU), Polonca Lovšin (SI), Nada Prlja (MK/UK), Boryana 
Rossa (BG), Selena Savić (RS/NL), Zvonka Simčič (SI), Mare Tralla 
(EE/UK), Miss Information und ihre Telekommunisten (NET).

*Performance, Screening and Talk*

**Friday May 9 from 19.00 Opening

19.00 - Welcome of Sigrid Klebba, City Mayor for Education and Culture 
of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

19.00 - Dobrodošli / Willkommen / Welcome Performance by Leila Cmajcanin 
(BA). Presented by Humour Works.
Down to Earth Performance by Jana Prepeluh (SI). Presented by Humour Works.

20.00 - Karasssuite by Ana Filip (RO/SK) and Barbara Huber (AT/SK).

21.00 - From Tea Lady into a Sexfly (Electro/spokenword Performance) 
Gaby Bila-Gunther (RO/DE)
22.00 - Dj Spoma (HR/DE).
23.00 - Lil Bustard and Freak (Performance and Dj Set)
Hairstyling in electro tech house rythm (PL)

**Saturday, 10 May 2008

14.30 - Introduction

15.00 - Linking Balkan, Lecture Performance - Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic 

15.30 - Panel on Hacktivism and Art in the Eastern Countries.
Erika Katalina Pasztor (HU). Boryana Rossa, (BG)
Moderated by Diana McCarty (MX/D)

17.30 - SS-XXX | Die Frau Helga - The Borghild Project Reconstruction - 
Janez Janša (SI).
Production: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana. 
KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Zagreb.

18.30 - Screening of Precarious Lives. Film from DMedia (RO), 64 min,, 
2008. Presentation with Andreea Carnu  (RO) and Joanne Richardson (RO/DE).

**Sunday, 11 May 2008

11.00 - Introduction

11.15 - Under Construction
Presentation with Silvina Der-Meguerditchian (AR/DE), Eléonore de 
Montesquiou (FR/EE/DE), Olga Juergenson (EE/UK).

12.00 - Panel on Gender and Technology
Marina Grzinic (SI), Mare Tralla (EE/UK).
Moderated by Katja Kobolt (SI)

14.30 - Give to Take. Intellectual Property Agency,
Presentation: Nada Prlja (MK/UK).

16.00 - Panel on Activism and Accessibility of Technology
Andreea Carnu (RO), Kyd Campbell (CA), Ana Filip (RO/SK).
Moderated by Jasmina Tesanovic (RS/USA)

17.30 - Public discussion

Hack.Fem.East Radio - 5 May to 11 May 2008
Interviews, talks and discussions at Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethainen
Moderated by: Valie Djordjevic (DE), Diana McCarty (USA/DE), Helena 
Božič (SI), Katja Kobolt (SI), Dunja Kukovec (SI)


HACK.Fem.EAST is a project of Tatiana Bazzichelli and Gaia Novati in 
collaboration with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien, sponsored by 
Hauptstadtkulturfonds and with the support of Institutes für 
Promoted by: AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism.

Humour Works, presented in room number 5 of Kunstraum Kreuzberg 
/Bethanien, is curated by: Dunja Kukovec. Curatorial advisors: Katja 
Kobolt, Taida Horozović, Danijela Dugandžić, Nanna Heidereich. 
Production assistants: Jasmina Založnik and Urška Jež With a support of: 
European Cultural Foundation, City Council Ljubljana, and Ministry of 
Culture of the Republic Slovenia

SS-XXX / Die Frau Helga is part of the platform RE:akt! supported by ECF 
- European Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic 
of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.

The works of Mare Tralla and Alla Georgieva are presented in 
collaboration with ARC Projects, Sofia. Guest-curator: Iliyana Nedkova.


Tatiana Bazzichelli and Gaia Novati
info at hackfemeast.org / http://www.hackfemeast.org
Silke Manz, Theresa Lunau, Verena Concha Vega, Luzie Heidemann, Giulia 
Piccini, Bjoern Balcke, Constanze Haas, Bastian Vogel
Translation: Franziska Facile
Web and Graphic design: Jonas Frankki

More information on: http://www.hackfemeast.org

Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien
Director: Stéphane Bauer
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany
U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor
Opening time: every day 12.00 to 19.00.
Tel.: +49 -(0)30-90298-1455
Fax.: +49 -(0)30-90298-1453
bethanien at kunstraumkreuzberg.de


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