The site randomly connects two users from anywhere in the world for a video chat session.At any time, either user may end the session and start a new one with another random user. Evans, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Juliana Huxtable, Guan Xiao, MALAXA, Mary Maggic, Shana Moulton, Tabita Rezaire, Gavin Rayna Russom, Frances Stark, Wu Tsang, Anna Uddenberg, VNS Matrix, Anicka Yi In the group show , the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst surveys the causes championed by feminists in the post-internet era.Our virtual and real lives are almost inextricably interwoven today.Gavin Rayna Russom, too, appears to be convinced of the need for an individual as well as collective reimagination of femininity—her sprawling installation proposes a fresh vision of womanhood as a malleable and queer gender identity.
For instance, the contributing artists reflect on and defamiliarize the offerings of various online platforms in order to further blur the boundaries between the virtual and real, the online and offline domains as well the genders.
Yet contrary to the heady proclamations of the cyber-feminists of the 1990s, cyberspace has not evolved into a realm of unclouded liberation and self-empowerment; it has also served to reinforce existing hierarchies and power structures.
The exhibition revisits the cyber- feminist movement’s historic aspirations and visions, contrasts them with the contemporary situation, and inquires into ways in which its ideas may still be productive.
The American biologist, philosopher of science, and literary scholar Donna Haraway has proposed an alternative model of knowledge formation, a strategy she calls SF.
The abbreviation, which can stand for “science fiction,” but also for “speculative feminism,” designates a practice defined by the entanglement of diverse reflections and considerations, of the factual and the fictional, an open invitation to embark on intellectual experiments in which speculation emerges as a valuable breeding ground for innovative visions of the future.