Computer Grrrls. History, Gender, Technology
Twenty-three international artists and collectives offer sharp, critical perspectives on digital technology, revisiting the history of women and machines and outlining scenarios for a more inclusive future. What if we put the ‘grrrls’ back in computers? Computer Grrrls is showcasing 23 international artists and collectives that are rewriting dominant narratives about technology. Women who are unearthing the little-known role their predecessors played in the early days of computing. Women who decode and recode ones and zeros and sketch the lines of convergence toward a society with fewer stereotypes.
The works produced by these artistic researchers, hackers and makers – 3D-printed objects, video installations and virtual reality – examine minorities’ place on the Internet, gender bias, digital surveillance and electronic colonialism.
Computer Grrrls will present a series of conferences, concerts and DJ sets in conjunction with the exhibition of works. The events offer a prime opportunity to think along different lines – and not just lines of code – while imagining an alternative digital future that is more diverse and egalitarian.
With Morehshin Allahyari, Manetta Berends, Nadja Buttendorf, Elisabeth Caravella, Jennifer Chan, Aleksandra Domanović, Louise Drulhe, Elisa Giardina Papa, Darsha Hewitt, Lauren Huret, Hyphen-Labs, Dasha Ilina, Mary Maggic, Caroline Martel, Simone C. Niquille, Jenny Odell, Tabita Rezaire, Roberte la Rousse, Erica Scourti, Suzanne Treister, Lu Yang, Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman.
Exhibition Office/ Inke Arns (HMKV – Hartware MedienKunstVerein) and Marie Lechner (La Gaîté Lyrique).
In coproduction with the HMKV – Hartware MedienKunstVerein (Dortmund, Germany).
Exhibition dedicated to Nathalie Magnan (1956-2016).