Revisiting Cyberfeminist Genealogies Reading Group

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Prokofiev Room, Goldsmiths Library, Goldsmiths University of London

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In this first session, we will focus on the publication produced on the occasion of The First Cyberfeminist International (1997) and on the edited collection The Spectralization of Technology: From Elsewhere to Cyberfeminsm and Back. Institutional modes of the Cyberworld , Marina Grznic (ed.), in collaboration with Adele Eisenstein, MKC Project, Festival of Computer Arts , Maribor, Slovenia 1999.

Close Readings:
- Cornelia Sollfrank, The truth about Cyberfeminism
(version available: http://www.obn.org/reading_room/writings/html/truth.html)
- Helen von Oldenburg, From Spider – to Cyberfeminism and Back
- Faith Wilding and CAE (Critical Art Ensemble), Notes on the Political Condition of Cyberfeminism
- Verena Kuni, The Future is Femail: some thoughts on the aesthetics and politics of Cyberfeminism

Further Readings:
- Eva Ursprung, Cyberfeminist Healing Methods I: Akupunkturpunkte (Acupuncture Points)
- Margarete Jahrmann, Superfem SuperUsers Browsers

All the reading groups will take place in the Prokofiev Room, 2nd floor, Goldsmiths Library from 5.30-8.00 pm.
Free. All welcome.

This event is part of a series of reading groups based on the Kathy Rae Huffman collection, the Media Art library donated to Goldsmiths Library by the Curator and launching in Spring 2017.

With this series of reading groups we wish to facilitate a dialogue based on a selection of books and articles found in the KRH collection, materials which stand at the intersection of our research interests in cyberfeminism and the modes and forms of imagining futures and engaging with fictions, mainly from the South East of Europe. The reading group specifically aims to address how these writings from the late 1990s and mid-2000s (some of which are rare prints and limited copies in circulation) and their legacies can be set in conversation with contemporary exaltations and exhaustions of discourses on feminism, artistic practices, and activism.

Next sessions:
Tuesday 24th May – Feminist Futures and Fictions from the South East of Europe
Tuesday 21st June – Networks, Collaborations and Forms of Labour

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