Berlin-based music and art platform Creamcake is pleased to announce the first of three “<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” events on April 28, with an open call for participants.
Happening at Berlin’s Südblock and aquarium, the experimental symposium is a day and night-long series that will include conversations, brainstorming sessions, panels, lectures and performances dedicated to broadening the discourse around digital space. A place for reflection and action at the intersection of media, technology, gender and sexuality, it aims to formulate strategies for queering the blurred line between science, music and art.
“<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” positions itself at the nexus of tension between past, present and future of feminist canon regarding the question of gender as it relates to digital spaces and technologies. Contributing to the development of a local queer-feminist history of ideas, while also expanding outward through its international orientation, the project explores societal alternatives to the norm and formulates political demands to achieve them. With that in mind, we ask the following questions:
- How can a burgeoning digital-queer generation apply the spirit of cyberfeminism today?
- What role do cyberfeminist positions play in contemporary approaches of science, knowledge-production, art, music, health?
- How do artists navigate identity politics and generate resistance through their music and art?
- How can creative engagement initiate self-empowering action?
“<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” explores what a queer internet might look like, examining the research that has already been done in this area, and collaborating on artistic, activist and academic projects. Both local and translocal feminist and queer networks, projects, groups and collectives are encouraged to apply and present their research and work on how modern technology impacts women, queer and non-binary people. Discussion will focus on trans- and interdisciplinary approaches to feminist ideas and concepts, developing reading, writing, thinking, performing and sounding practices, as well as other political work, in order to contest existing thought on nature, culture and technology.