Two screenings of video art based on the practice of media art curator Kathy Rae Huffman.
Featuring works by Danielle Dean, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & Adriene Jenik, Branda Miller, Anna Mikkola, Paper Tiger Television, Molly Soda, Cornelia Sollfrank
Electronic Civil Disobedience presents two screenings based on the practice of curator Kathy Rae Huffman–a pioneer of media art, cyberfeminism, net.art, broadcast and television art–whose collection of rare books and catalogues is held at Res. This intergenerational programme, developed by Goldsmiths MFA Curating student Katie Yook, includes video spanning 1993 to 2017.
With optimism for a democratising digital revolution in the early years of the Internet, artists in the ‘80s and ‘90s were quick to explore the creative and political potential of the new rapidly-proliferating personal devices and communication technologies that began shaping one’s time and social interactions. Cyberfeminists like Cornelia Sollfrank staked a claim in a male-dominated tech industry, whilst Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) advocated an activist approach to hacking. By appropriating various elements of the media, from the language of advertising to online dating, the participating artists determine their mediated identities for themselves. At the same time, technologies from the camcorder to the webcam give unprecedented opportunities for image-making and self-representation.
The event name comes from Critical Art Ensemble’s book Electronic Civil Disobedience and Other Unpopular Ideas, which suggests that power lies in information-capital and as such, we need “new methods of disruption invented that attack power (non)centers on the electronic level” - Critical Art Ensemble, Electronic Civil Disobedience and Other Unpopular Ideas, Autonomedia, 1996, p.9.
Dates & times
|25 Jun 2017||5:00pm - 7:00pm|
|9 Jul 2017||5:00pm - 7:00pm|
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