Conversation : feminist perspectives taking up the public space (online & offline)

Wednesday April 20, 2016 | 6 PM
@ STUDIO XX – 4001, Berri (corner Duluth) space 201
Suggested donation: 2$, *FREE* for members

Participating Speakers: Amelia Wong-Mersereau (Yiara Magazine); Anne Golden (GIV); Oriane A.-Van Coppenolle (La Centrale); Camille Toffoli (l’Euguélionne, librairie féministe)

Moderator: Julie Alary Lavallée (Vice-President of Studio XX’s Board)

In April 2016 Studio XX celebrates its 20th anniversary. To celebrate these two decades with its founders, friends, and community, Studio XX presents a conversation that gravitates around one central theme: How can media art infused by feminist perspectives take up the public space, online and offline?

The conversation will start with the intervention of the five guest speakers, followed by an open discussion with the audience.
20 YEARS OF FEMINIST PROPELLED DEBATE  & EXPERIMENTATION WITH ART & TECHNOLOGY

A sense of excitement and speculation about the potential of digital tools for artists and creative people prevailed when Kim Sawchuk, Patricia Kearns, Kathy Kennedy and Sheryl Hamilton founded Studio XX in 1996. The impulse of these four feminists was to act: by learning and sharing what they knew about new media. In Kim Sawchuk’s words: “We wanted to do our bit not only to bridge the so-called ‘digital divide’ but to determine how the bridge would be built and to figure out where we wanted this bridge to go.”

Inspired by this desire to influence the debate and experimentation with technology, Studio XX’s current team invited five guest speakers from feminist and media art organizations in Montreal to engage in an informal conversation about the past, present and future of feminist engagement in this great city. We believe Studio XX has something in common with other feminist individuals, collectives, and organizations: the long and disruptive tradition of feminism to propel our actions and ideas.

Please join us, raise a glass and share a slice of cake to celebrate 20 years of Feminist Propelled Debate & Experimentation with Art & Technology !

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