A Feminist Guide To Nerdom

2018 – ongoing

feminist-nerdom.org

Who works how, with which means and in which contexts? How is artistic work organized – collectively or hierarchically? Where does the material come from? What role does gender play? What about politics? Is there time for (self-)care? Is there a network? What does feminism mean as a political and artistic practice?

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories!

Donna Haraway

 

A Feminist Guide to Nerdom is a platform on which we seek to discuss our methods in the field of performance and media art with other feminist artists, collect individual strategies and methods and make them public. The goal is to meet with artists at different locations and in different contexts and develop an online archive based on these encounters and conversations. This way, we hope to establish the first nodes and connections for a feminist network in the field of new media and theatre. We understand technology as a utopian awareness space and we want to question and reconfigure the connections between gender roles and areas of work from a queerfeminist approach. A Feminist Guide to Nerdom is an attempt to provide visibility to our exchange and to weave an independent web of feminism and art, theory and practice.

Link to Website:

www.feminist-nerdom.org

 

Project Details

Credits

  • Katharina PelosiConcept, Graphic Design, Sound
  • Rosa WerneckeConcept, Web Programming, Video
  • Yoshiko Shimada, Yuka Kanno, Aya Momose, Yuko Mohri, Misako Ichimura, Norico Sunayama, Miho TsujiiInterviewpartnerinnen*

Co-Producers

Thanks to:

Johanna Castell and the team of the Goethe Institute Kyoto

Project History