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Studio XX - Calls for Submissions

  • Deadline:
    July 17, 2002, 1 a.m.

Studio XX: Call for Submissions

1. Maid in Cyberspace Festival 06
Active Agent / Radicale libre

2. Studio Residencies
Thematic Residency: Home

3. Virtual Garden


1. Maid in Cyberspace Festival 06
Active Agent / Radicale libre
Montreal, February 2003

Deadline for submissions: September 20. 2002

Introduction: In the politico-geographical arena, heavily charged with oppressive discourses, how does one raise courageous and bold voices, voices which dare and act in the drifts of cyberspace? How does one practice resistances, not according to parameters imposed by others, but by those originating from the ingenuity of individuals and networks, based upon a necessary and critical solidarity, and a desire to counter domineering dogmas and regimes?

For the 6th edition of the Maid In Cyberspace Festival, and in continuity with its critical investigations on women and their appropriation of technologies, Studio XX focuses on subversive acts by 'intelligent agents' and cultural hackers who strive for original languages in order to redefine the stakes in question.

From such acts come questions on notions and protocols of access, the numerous strategies that women use to invest virtual spaces to impose their own realities. The possibilities evoked in the proposed examinations include programming languages, hacking, frontiers, privilege, open source, accessibility and transgression.

There is also question of alternative customs and uses, nonetheless valuable and born out of the economic divide which widens increasingly; localised strategies which mix into the composition of immediate, polymorphic and planetary phenomenas.

Living flux and new alliances, mobile in the magma of active data, behind which we discover these operators, resolutely insolent, active agents, radical and free