Friday Sept 19, 1997
For immediate release
The Old Boys Network (OBN) present the FIRST CYBERFEMINIST
INTERNATIONAL, Kassel, Sept 21 - 27, 1997.
For eight days women from Europe, America and Australia will meet at the
Hybrid Workspace at documenta X to discuss, debate, workshop and make
presentations about the fastest growing movement in the world
"Cyberfeminism is simply the acknowledgement that patriarchy is doomed,"
says UK theorist Sadie Plant.
The group who will meet in Kassel are united by a desire to explore how
women are working with technology, influencing its development, and
getting their hands dirty in the codes and hardware of information
This diverse group of over forty women have very different
backgrounds–from programmers to web mistresses, from artists to
theorists. Within the context of the worlds largest art exhibition,
documenta, they will develop strategies that ensure digital savvy women
have a presence not only in the art world, but in all spheres of
Hybrid Workspace is being held at the Orangerie in Kassel, and is a
project of the Berlin Biennale and documenta X. It has run for the
duration of documenta X and has presented eleven residencies of groups
working with media, the internet, culture and politics. The
cyberfeminist residency is the final block, and will be a dynamic,
intellectually rigorous and exciting project to conclude documenta X.
The cyberfeminist block will be open to the public from 15:00 to 18:00,
Sunday Sept 21 to Saturday Sept 27 and will finish with a gender bending
party (all welcome–dress or skirt essential) at 22:00 on Saturday
night. A press conference will be held in the Workspace also on Saturday
Sept 27 13:00.
The FIRST CYBERFEMINIST INTERNATIONAL
is organised by the Old Boys Network.
For full program please see the OBN website, http://www.icf.de/obn.
For further details email to
Old Boys Network
c/o Internationale Stadt Berlin
or contact Cornelia Sollfrank or Vali Djordjevic personally from Sept 20
to Sept 28 at
An der Karlsaue 20 c
phone: 0561 - 108 88 90
fax: 0561 - 108 88 91