BERLIN’S MEDIA ART COMMUNITY: A FEMALE PERSPECTIVE

Tatiana Bazzichelli // Valie Djordjevic // Andrea Goetzke // Kathy Rae Huffman // Claudia Kefer // Julia Kloiber // Lisa Lang // Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen // Diana McCarty // Michelle Thorne

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 a selection 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.

This evening will provide an opportunity to get to know this community, share inspirations, identify trending themes in the field, and gauge both common resources and grounds for future collaborations. Whilst the focus of this event will be on the diversity of Berlin’s female media art community, anyone is of course invited to attend.

Presenters are Tatiana Bazzichelli, Valie Djordjevic, Andrea Goetzke, Kathy Rae Huffman, Claudia Kefer, Julia Kloiber, Lisa Lang, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, Diana McCarty & Michelle Thorne. The evening will be moderated & facilitated by Ela Kagel & Michelle O’Brien.

EVENT PROGRAMME

18:30 – Doors Open

19:00 – Presenter 1: Tatiana Bazzichelli
19:10 – Presenter 2: Kathy Rae Huffman
19:20 – Presenter 3: Julia Kloiber
19:30 – Presenter 4: Lisa Lang
19:40 – Presenter 5: Valie Djordjevic
19:50 – Audience Q & A

20:10 – Break

20:30 – Presenter 6: Diana McCarty
20:40 – Presenter 7: Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen
20:50 – Presenter 8: Michelle Thorne
21:00 – Presenter 9: Claudia Kefer
21:10 – Presenter 10: Andrea Goetzke
21:20 – Audience Q & A

From 21:40 – Drinks & Discussion at bar

More info and presenter bios: http://bit.ly/14pdcxJ
Language: The language of this event will be English
Cost: This event is free—please email rsvp[a]supermarkt-berlin.net to register your attendance
Address: SUPERMARKT—Brunnenstr 64, 13355 Berlin (U8 Voltastr or U8 Bernauerstr)

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