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"Very Cyberfeminist International"
2001-12-13 until 2001-12-16
Old Boys Network
The Old Boys Network (OBN) invites cyberfeminists, fans, friends and fiends of cyberfeminism as well as the interested public to join the Very Cyberfeminist International in Hamburg/Germany - the 3rd international meeting of the cyberfeminist alliance, following the First Cyberfeminist International (Kassel/Germany, September 1997, in the context of Hybrid Workspace at documenta X), and the Next Cyberfeminist International (Rotterdam and Amsterdam/NL, March 1999, in the context of Next Five Minutes Festival).
Cyberfeminism is not a game without borders, but a dealing with borders that is taken seriously; a work on the boundaries of that 'contested zone', in which the so-called real and virtual diverge; which mines utopias of transgression and works to understand them as a potential for transformation. What role does the digital medium play in the current restructuring of the world when old borders are shifted and new ones are set upNULL And what is the symbolic and concrete function of 'woman' in this processNULL
A complex field opens up when gender and technology interface. The question of border and it's transgression are the results. Mostly symbolic transgressions will be analyzed - those which are experienced (and sentenced) as aggression against an existing order. Artists, politicians, theorists and activists from 11 different countries with highly diverse and international radius of action have been invited.
The Very Cyberfeminist International is organized by the Old Boys Network (OBN),
Claudia Reiche, Cornelia Sollfrank, Helene von Oldenburg, Verena Kuni
- in cooperation with: les pénélopes (F); constant vzw verenigung voor kunst en media (B) & make: the organisation for women in the arts [formerly known as the women's art library] (London/GB).