Hi every one,
I am very happy that this discussion is reappearing here
(I was the one who reacted to the anouncement on Yasmin)
I was a bit disappointed by the 'cold' reaction on yasmin list
(lack of women there ? of feminists ? more women here ?)
Lately I have seen so many adds from events presenting only male participants.
I try to write to the organisers, but it seems to be a very poor weapon.
(and chronophage) and then I get excluded even more !!
What kinds of action are possible ?
Boycotting these events ?
writting massively to them ? or to their sponsors ? :)
creating festivals for women to make them visible ?
(I suggested to a few curators -male- to organise an event on women
using new medias, and I am sure it would be a great exhibition. but
none did till now)
Could we create a price for 'sexist' events ?
(or narrow minded ones ?) or a price for parity ?
How could we convince art institutions to make (and make public) their
statistics on gender ?
How can we make curators work more with women ?
About the fact that french artists do not speak/write enough english
to be included in international events.
Some do it very well. Antoine Schmitt for example. he got a few prices abroad.
Miguel Chevalier is speaking spanish. is exhibiting sometimes in South
I wonder if the way women use language (I mean, use it to promote
themselves) is an impediment. Is there some gender analysis on ways to
write a promotional text to take part in exhibition ?
Last point :
May I mention some french women pionneers in the art and technology field ?
Marie-Hélene Tramus, Liliane Terrier, Monique Nahas (they were my
teachers at univ Paris 8 in the 90's).
Nathalie Magnan, Monique Wender, Cécile Babiole, Catherine Nieky,
Marie Genevieve Havel, Annie Dissaux, Judith Darmond... Susana Sulic,
and myself !!
Sorry for those that I don't know.
how many are still active ?
Vicki Sowry <[log in to unmask]> a Ã©critÂ :
> The more things change, the more they stay the same...
> I just received an email from someone about how awesome Super Flying Tokyo
> was earlier this week....
> "Super Flying Tokyo <www.rhizomatiks.com/event/superflyingtokyo/>
> Following the previous editions of Flying Tokyo, the new event is growing
> and inviting internationally acclaimed digital artists to cultivate Tokyo¹s
> creative scene."
> With ALL of the "internationally acclaimed digital artists" being male.
> Vicki Sowry | Director
> Australian Network for Art and Technology [ANAT]
> On 6/02/14 11:23 AM, "Bronac Ferran" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi on this theme: I think the 2012 book 'Mainframe Experimentalism'
>> by Univ of California Press is a useful resource; it has a subtitle 'Early
>> Computing and the Foundations of Digital Arts' and was edited by Hannah B
>> Higgins and Douglas Kahn.
>> Inspired by today's discussion I just counted the number of female
>> contributors to the 24 'chapters' and there are three (Hannah B Higgins
>> contributes two chapters however as well as co-authors the introduction). I
>> like to think - and Jasia Reichardt is a good example of this - that the
>> contribution of the women who were leading developments in early
>> computer art
>> was both formative and formidable (even if they weren't statistically
>> numerous). That may be just an issue of the era in which things
>> were happening
>> but then in UK we had Delia Derbyshire (Delia Who? Yes exactly).....
>> All v best
>> Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone from Virgin Media
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: roger malina <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sender: "Curating digital art - www.crumbweb.org"
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:16:26
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Reply-To: roger malina <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] digital / analogue exhibition
>> well actually there is a growing literature documenting the
>> work of the pioneers- one of the problems has been that
>> there are very few historians working on the pioneers
>> in art and technology ( eddie shanken comes to mind, in
>> my own university historian charissa terrranova is writing a new book)
>> our leonardo book series has an open call for book
>> proposals that document the history of art science technology
>> contact sean cubitt the editor in chief if interested
>> some of the books so far include
>> From Technological to Virtual Art
>> by Frank Popper
>> The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art
>> (Leonardo Book Series) [Hardcover]
>> Linda Dalrymple Henders
>> Synthetics ( australian pioneers)
>> by Stephen Jones
>> White Heat Cold Logic
>> Edited by Paul Brown, Charlie Gere, Nicholas Lambert and Catherine Mason
>> edited by Oliver Grau
>> Women, Art, and Technology
>> edited by Judy Malloy
>> and to some extent
>> Information Arts
>> Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology
>> by Steve Wilson
>> So far we have failed to find a book proposal by a historian
>> really documenting the pioneering work in the soviet union and
>> central europe, or latin and south america = proposals welcome
>> we are still in a phase with many of the pioneers from the 60s
>> who are still alive- so the focus is on preservation of archives
>> ( a number of universities have started recently focusing
>> on archives of the art and technology pioneers) and i know there
>> are a number of phd theses under way which includes valuable
>> oral histories= the media art histories conferences were started
>> as one mechanism for documenting and discussing the pioneers
>> but there are relatively few historians presenting at those conferences
>> i note if you look at the authors of the books in the leonardo
>> book series 75% are by male authors so we are part of
>> the problem - book authors are gatekeepers like curators
>> roger malina
>> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM, Martin John Callanan
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> I would have thought a good response here is to create exhibitions and
>>> write about the pioneers. The information is hardly easy to find, so can
>>> you blame someone for getting it so wrong?