[NetBehaviour] Berlin's Media Art Community: A Female Perspective.

netbehaviour netbehaviour at furtherfield.org
Wed Apr 3 16:42:21 CEST 2013

Berlin's Media Art Community: A Female Perspective.

eaturing presentations from Tatiana Bazzichelli, Valie Djordjevic, 
Andrea Goetzke, Kathy Rae Huffman, Claudia Kefer, Julia Kloiber, Lisa 
Lang, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, Diana McCarty & Michelle Thorne. 
Moderated by Ela Kagel & Michelle O'Brien.

Berlin has a rich and long-standing tradition of women engaged in the 
fields of media arts, media activism and digital culture. Today over 
half of Berlin's independent project spaces and initiatives revolving 
around the themes of tech, media and digital culture are run by women. A 
broad range of female curators and activists continue to shape net 
politics - initiating independent programmes, hosting events and leading 
research at Berlin's universities.

Despite this large female contingent, and in a city where the workforce 
is generally evenly distributed, it is at odds that the theoretical 
discourse on media art and net activism, executive roles and 
directorships, as well panelists and participants at events and 
festivals, are still male-dominated. In a forward-thinking city like 
Berlin, this ongoing gap should be addressed so that the wider fields of 
media arts and activism are fully inclusive of the multitude of female 
skills and viewpoints on offer.

At this event, SUPERMARKT highlights and showcases some of the women who 
have played an important role in shaping the profile of Berlin as a 
digital culture city. We will learn more about their history, career 
paths, and the narratives of their work and life. Ten inspiring women in 
the field will join us, and answer questions against the backdrop of 
their own lives and careers, including what drives them to continue the 
work they do, what have been the crucial moments of their careers, and 
who are their professional mentors, support networks, and inspirations.


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