FACES: Gender, Art, Technology - 20 Years of Interactions, Connections and Collaborations

Oct 14, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

Schaumbad - Freies Atelierhaus Graz

Puchstrasse 41
Graz, Austria

Time: Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 3 PM to 7 PM
Phone Number: 00
Contact: Kathy Rae Huffman, Eva Ursprung
Website: http://schaumbad.mur.at/

In 2017 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the international online community FACES, a network of women in media arts who connect in person and on the mailing list faces-l.net.

FACES was founded in 1997 in Austria. It has built its base from meetings with communities of women around the world, in person and virtually, bringing a borderless sense of communication, giving new possibilities for creative online projects - performance, spoken word, sound, and theoretical discussion. For more information about Faces: www.faces-l.net.

To watch the amazing Faces panel discussion, part of the 2017 Ars Electronica program: https://youtu.be/VKG0yXWDIq8


Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 PM (until late)
Opening of exhibition and symposium:

Welcome and Introductions: Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Ursprung, exhibition co-curators.

Remarks: Christine Braunersreuther, Culture Spokesperson for women and culture, Graz.

Performance: "Unaussprechbarlich" Annie Abrahams (FR/NL) / Helen Varley Jamieson (DE/NZ)
Online performance that examines the issues of language and translation.

Participating artists and theoreticians: 42, Annie Abrahams/Helen Varley Jamieson, Nora Al Badri/Jan Nikolai, Perry Bard, Anne Bray, Nancy Buchanan, Filipa César/Grada Kilomba/Diana McCarty, Lena Chen, DIVANOVA daniela jauk/anita peter mörth/ sol haring, Katy Deepwell, Valie Djordjevic, Charlotte Eifler, Mechthild Feist-Schmid, Marina Grzinic/Aina Smid, Heide Hatry, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Elaine Wing-Ah Ho, Reni Hofmüller, Margarethe Jahrmann, lizvlx, Manu Luksch, Jenny Marketou, Varsha Nair, Arghyro Paouri, Boryana Rossa, Nina Sobell, Evelin Stermitz, Hito Steyerl, Myriam Thyes, Tanja Vujinovic, Anja Westerfrölke, Faith Wilding/SubRosa, Eva Wohlgemuth.

The Graz exhibition and program has been curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Eva Ursprung (in collaboration with Valie Djordjevic, Diana McCarty, and Ushi Reiter).

Saturday, Oct 14, 10 AM – 6 PM

10:00 AM Kathy Rae Huffman / Arghyro Paouri – Introduction, Faces in Paris 2000 and a memorial to Nathalie Magnon

10:30-12.30 Panel Discussion: Networking histories.
Nancy Buchanan, Early US feminism and The Woman’s Building, LA (USA); Katy Deepwell, WASL Women Artist Slide Library, and n.paradoxa (GB); Eva Ursprung (A) IAWA International Association of Women in the Arts; -- Moderation: Diana McCarty (DE/USA), Faces and ReBootFM co-founder We will continue with a general discussion.

(Lunch break)

1:30 PM Marina Grzinic (SLO) – Connecting struggles: feminism in former Eastern Europe, the LGBTQI movement in former Yugoslavia and the decolonial transfeminist WOC positions from Austria and larger
An abbreviated though political counter genealogy of political alliances, through art, culture and the social, in between former Yugoslavia feminist and the LGBTQI movement on one side, and the Transfeminist decolonial positions in Austria, the radical Black Lesbian activists in Austria, and more.

2:00 PM Short presentations by Faces (on Site and via Skype)
Nancy Buchanan (USA), Lena Chen (USA), Charlotte Eifler (DE), Reni Hofmüller (A), Margarethe Jahrmann (A), lizvlx (A), Manu Luksch (A/UK¬¬¬) (Skype), Gordona Novakovic (SRB/UK) (Skype), Arghyro Paouri (GR/F), Boryana Rossa (BGR/USA), Nina Sobell (USA), Evelin Stermitz (A), Myriam Thyes (LUX/CH/DE), Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/DE), Diana McCarty (USA/DE), Valie Djordjevic (SRB/DE), Anja Westerfrolke (A), Sol Haring (A)
At the Conclusion of presentations, we will continue open mic style for audience participation.

6:00 PM Video and Cocktail Performance...introduced by Sol Haring

6.30 PM Faces communal Dinner

8:00 PM Performances
Lena Chen "The Life and Death of Elle Peril" Reni Hofmüller ‚antenna performance...

9:00 PM until late PARTY with Djanes CHARLOTTE [G-Edit] (DE), and others...

Sunday, Oct.14, The exhibition will be open to the public 10 AM until 7 PM, and the bar will be open throughout afternoon

10.00 AM Coffee and wrap-up discussion and Q+A with Faces Moderators

11.00 AM - 2.00 PM Artists Sunday Brunch in the Bathroom (open to all)

2:00 PM FILM SCREENING: Lynn Hershman-Leeson, !Women Art Revolution (2010) 1 hr. 23 min.

There will be video screenings from the Faces exhibition presented at the IFCA (International Festival of Computer Arts), MRFU Maribor, from October 6th to 16th.

This exhibition and events is a cooperation of Schaumbad - Freies Atelierhaus Graz; IFCA (International Festival of Computer Arts), MRFU Maribor; Galerija Makina, Pula; Ursprung Tonträger, Strantschitschach. It has been funded by: Alpen-Adria-Allianz, Stadt Graz Referat Frauen und Gleichstellung, KPÖ

Event Type: Exhibition