Call for Participants for the 2nd “<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” symposium
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | Berlin
Calling all artists, writers, activists, coders, thinkers, and scholars. Applications are open for participation in the 2nd "<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” symposium, exploring the theoretical, artistic, and political histories of our current bio-colonial-techno capitalist reality.
Curated by Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl of Creamcake and Gala Rexer, the event will take place at Berlin’s Südblock and aquarium on April 13.
Following 2018’s engagement with the foundations of cyber- and technofeminist thought, this year we examine the biotechnological and political management of bodies, sex, and gender in the digital world, along with questions of agency, body politics, and the subversive appropriation of technologies.
Examining our understanding of what it means to inhabit a (sexed, gendered, raced, aging, cyborgian) body has changed drastically since the dawn of the 20th century, the event poses the following questions:
— What are the myriad histories of sexuality, body politics, and biomedicalization?
— With the production of biovalue in the bioeconomy, which parts of our bodies are being commodified, and for whom?
— How do artists navigate identity politics and generate resistance through their music and art?
— How can creative engagement initiate self-empowering action?
Discussion will focus on a trans- and interdisciplinary approaches to feminist ideas and concepts, and developing reading, writing, thinking, performing and sounding practices, as well as other political work, in order to analyze contemporary thought on nature/culture and technology.
Accepted applicants will be invited to present their project or research on April 13 at Südblock and aquarium in Berlin.
Open Call: http://interrupted.creamcake.de/
If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]
Deadline: March 1st, 2019
This project is made possible with the support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.