Berlin’s Media Art Community: a female perspective
Berlin’s Media Art Community: a female perspective
Mit Beiträgen von Tatiana Bazzichelli, Valie Djordjevic, Andrea Goetzke, Kathy Rae Huffman, Claudia Kefer, Julia Kloiber, Lisa Lang, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, Diana McCarty & Michelle Thorne. Moderiert von Ela Kagel & Michelle O’Brien.
Berlin hat eine lange und ereignisreiche Geschichte von Frauen, die in der Medienkunst, im Medienaktivismus und in der Digitalen Kultur aktiv sind. Heute werden mehr als die Hälfte von Berliner Medienkunsträumen und etliche Projekte rund um Technik und Digitale Kultur von Frauen initiiert. Zahlreiche Kuratorinnen und Aktivistinnen arbeiten an einer netzpolitischen Agenda, organisieren Events und forschen an Berliner Universitäten zu diesen Themen.
Trotz dieser starken weiblichen Präsenz, und trotz der Tatsache, dass die Arbeitskraft hier in der Stadt gleichmäßig verteilt ist, gibt es nach wie vor ein Ungleichgewicht sowohl im theoretischen Diskurs, in der Verteilung von Führungspositionen als auch in der Präsentation von Künstlerinnen bei Ausstellungen und Paneldiskussionen. In einer zukunftsgewandten Stadt wie Berlin muss diese Tatsache viel öfter diskutiert werden, um die Arbeit von Medienkünstlerinnen, Hackerinnen, Netzploitikerinnen für alle sichtbar zu machen.
Bei diesem Event wollen wir einige der Frauen vorstellen, die das Bild Berlins als Stadt der Digitalen Kultur entscheidend mit geprägt haben. Wir wollen mehr über ihre Laufbahn und Karrierewege erfahren und verstehen, was sie antreibt und motiviert. Wir stellen zehn Sprecherinnen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Kunst, Lehre, aus der Netzpolitik und Startup-Welt vor. Sie werden uns über entscheidende Momente auf ihrem beruflichen Lebensweg und über Mentorinnen und Netzwerke, die sie dabei unterstützt haben, erzählen.
Dieser Abend bietet eine spannende Gelegenheit, Frauen aus den verschiedensten Medien-Szenen Berlins kennenzulernen, Inspirationen und Themen auszutauschen und Möglichkeiten für künftige Kooperationen zu finden – das Ganze in einem informellen und kommunikativen Setting. Auch wenn der Fokus des Abends eindeutig auf den Frauen liegt, ist jede(r) willkommen, den/die das Thema interessiert.
Bestätigte Sprecherinnen: Tatiana Bazzichelli, Valie Djordjevic, Andrea Goetzke, Kathy Rae Huffman, Claudia Kefer, Julia Kloiber, Lisa Lang, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, Diana McCarty & Michelle Thorne. Die Biografien der Sprecherinnen und die Reihenfolge der Präsentationen werden demnächst hier veröffentlicht.
Das Event wird moderiert von Ela Kagel & Michelle O’Brien.
18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Presenter 1: Tatiana Bazzichelli
19:50 – Audience Q & A
20:10 – Break
20:30 – Presenter 6: Diana McCarty
21:20 – Audience Q & A
From 21:40 – Drinks & Discussion at bar
Language: The language of this event will be English
Cost: This event is free—please email rsvp[a]supermarkt-berlin.net to register your attendance
Address: SUPERMARKT—Brunnenstr 64, 13355 Berlin (U8 Voltastr or U8 Bernauerstr)
Facebook: Event page
Tatiana Bazzichelli is a researcher, networker and curator, working in the field of hacktivism and net culture. She is part of the transmediale festival team, where she develops the year-round project ‘reSource transmedial culture berlin’. She is Postdoc researcher at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, as part of the Innovation Incubator / Centre for Digital Cultures, and the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media, Faculty of Cultural Studies. She is Affiliated Researcher at Aarhus University (DK), where she received a PhD in Information and Media Studies (2011), conducting research on disruptive art in the business of social media, published with the title: “Networked Disruption. Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking” (2013). She wrote the book “Networking. La rete come arte | The Net as Artwork” (2006). In 2001, Tatiana founded the AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism networking platform. She organised exhibitions and events such as Hack.it.art (2005), HackMit! (2007), CUM2CUT (2006-2008), and HACK.Fem.EAST (2008) in Berlin, Rome, and other European cities.
networkingart.eu | disruptiv.biz | transmediale.de
Valie Djordjevic is an editor at iRights.info, a website about copyright in the digital age, and lecturer on the topics of digital writing, social media and copyright for private and public institutions. She is active in the digital world since 1996, e.g. as member of Internationale Stadt Berlin, one of the first net culture projects in Germany or mikro e.V., a Berlin based association examining the different facets of media culture. She is a co-moderator and administrator (together with Diana McCarty, Kathy Rae Huffman and Ushi Reiter) of the mailing list Faces, one of the first lists for women working with art and media.
valid.de | irights.info | mikro.org | faces-l.net
Andrea Goetzke is a Berlin-based cultural producer, curator and organizer. For many years, she has worked in different contexts on issues of free culture, open source, digital and music culture, ranging from projects supporting open source software in African countries to initiating the openeverything Berlin events. With all2gethernow, she organizes activities looking for new strategies in music culture and business. She is part of newthinking, an agency that works at the interfaces of open source and digital technologies with culture and society. Andrea organizes music events, and hosts a regular radio show on free culture on reboot.fm.
all2gethernow.de | newthinking.de | reboot.fm
Kathy Rae Huffman is a freelance curator, networker and media art collector currently based in Berlin. She has held curatorial posts at the Long Beach Museum of Art, The ICA Boston, and Cornerhouse, Manchester. She has written about, consulted for, presented special programs and coordinated events for a variety of international festivals and organisations. Her research focuses around issues of female environments in the Internet, and the history of artists’ television. Kathy co-founded the international online community for women media artists FACES: Gender/Technology/Art (with Diana McCarty and Valie Djordjevic) in 1997. Her current curatorial project is an exhibition of the late Nan Hoover’s video, performance and photography. She curated Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999, a retrospective exhibition of international video, for the Long Beach Museum of Art, (in 2011). The exhibition and research was supported by the Getty Research Institute as part of Pacific Standard Time. She was international curator for ISEA2009, Belfast; and project curator for Transitland: Video art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009. Huffman received an MFA in Exhibition Design from California State University Long Beach in 1980, where she also completed the graduate course in Museum Studies.
Claudia Kefer works as an innovation intermediary and strategic consultant in the field of art, culture and educational contexts. She holds a MA degree in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from the UdK Berlin. During the mid nineties she graduated in Communication Design at the GSO University of Applied Science in Nürnberg, at a time when Germany was a pre-web market, the ambiguity between a analogue and a digital world became a core issue of her work. During her early nineties experience of “Zwischennutzkultur” in Germany, Kefer began freelancing, co-working and co-thinking before it became a facet of a broader lifestyle or an educated instrument of urban and economic development. She is a team member of the SLEEPING GIRL JOINT VENTURE, an independent art-house film reflecting the early days of video art in Germany, told through the lens of a ‘boy meets girl’ story. Currently she is focused on a research project titled MESHING-BERLIN which will be introduced at re:publica 13.
claudiakefer.de | dasschlafendemaedchen.de
Julia Kloiber is currently working as a project lead for the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, an NGO working within the field of transparency and open data. She holds a Bachelors degree in Information Design and a Masters in New Media and Digital Culture from Utrecht University. She has worked for Women Make Movies in New York City and for Platoon Cultural Development in Berlin. Julia’s main fields of interest are netpolitics, open data, interactive design and art.
Lisa Lang is a born networker and problem solver. Some also use the word “whip-cracker” in the same sentence with her name but she prefers the description “traffic light”. She’s the head of products Sourcefabric, an independent organisation promoting quality journalism and providing open source tools, including Newscoop, Booktype, Airtime and Superdesk; Evangelista for BerlinGeekettes collective of women talking tech, and is finishing off her MBA in the coming year.
linkedin.com/in/lilaworks | berlingeekettes.com | sourcefabric.org
Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen holds a Master of Arts in Art History (Aarhus University, Denmark) with a focus on internet art, digital media and performance studies, where she wrote her Master Thesis with the title “Keeping Ephemerality Alive – Preserving the Dynamic Materiality of Net Art”. Tina works as an independent curator on projects in the field of internet art, live art practices, interactive media and online performance. During 2012 she curated and coordinated the online exhibition website for internet art: Net.Specific, for Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark and Net.Specific’s first exhibition Communication Paths that was launched in October 2012.
tmkm.dk/about.html | netspecific.net/en
Diana McCarty was born and raised in New Mexico and has lived in Europe since 1993 – Budapest in 90′s and Berlin in the 2000s. Her work revolves around art, politics and new/old media. Currently, Diana is working with radio and revolutionaries: mostly reboot.fm, radia.fm, Bolshevik women, and experimental film. A long time ago, she was part of the International Women’s University server development team (with Seda Gürses, Barbara Schelkle, Prof. Heidi Schelhowe, and Heiki Pfisch), and also worked to develop feminist pedagogical approaches to learning technology. In the mid-nineties, she co-founded Nettime (with Geert Lovink, Pit Schultz, a.o.) and the Faces Mailing list (with Kathy Rae Huffman, Valie Djordjevic & Ushi Reiter), and as part of the Media Research Foundation, co-organized the MetaForum Conference Series in Budapest (with Janos Sugar and Geert Lovink). Diana was a co-founder of Mikro e.V. and the now defunct bootlab. Her main interests are exploiting social and technological systems for culture and real life.
reboot.fm | radia.fm | faces-l.net
Michelle Thorne is an American-born, Berlin-based Creative Commons activist. She holds a BA in Critical Social Thought and German Studies from Mount Holyoke College, USA, where she wrote an honors thesis on authorship, originality, and American copyright law. Michelle grew up in Heidelberg, Germany. She worked as the international project manager for Creative Commons from 2007 to 2011 and joined the Mozilla Foundation as Global Event Strategist in 2011. She is a founding member of the Awesome Foundation Berlin.
mozilla.org | awesomefoundation.org
Photo: © Ars Electronica | Susi Rogenhofer, Flickr CC Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license