sex is the world our desires produce
Géza, 306 Maujer
In conjunction with designer and editor Mindy Seu’s most recent publication Cyberfeminism Index, this event will feature an Augmented Reality-based performative reading by Mindy, followed by sex is the word our body bursts, a new performance by artist Melanie Hoff, one of the book’s contributors who addresses cyberfeminism through the lens of sexual possibility.
In Cyberfeminism Index, hackers, scholars, artists, and activists of all regions, races, and sexual orientations consider how humans might reconstruct themselves by way of technology. The publication includes more than 700 short entries of radical techno-critical activism in a variety of media, including excerpts from academic articles and scholarly texts; descriptions of hackerspaces, digital rights activist groups, and bio-hacktivism; and depictions of feminist net art and new media art. Both a vital introduction for laypeople and a robust resource guide for educators, Cyberfeminism Index—an anti-canon, of sorts—celebrates the multiplicity of practices that fall under this imperfect categorization and makes visible cyberfeminism’s long-ignored origins and its expansive legacy.
Cyberfeminism Index; sex is the world our desires produce brings together two performances which conjure a relationship between hardware, software, and the body. Mindy combines reality and computer-generated images through the story of Cyberfeminism and its gathering of feminisms and technologies into conflict and conversation. In sex is the word our body bursts, Melanie reflects on the materiality of language across code, text, sound, and breath while embodying a sexual reproduction of ideas. This performance is supported by sound designer Philip Errico and visual designer Char Stiles.
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