From the (Trans)gendered Body to the Cyborg: Feminism, Art, and Technology
A.I.R. Gallery, The Feminist Art Project & The Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers present From the (Trans)gendered Body to the Cyborg: Feminism, Art, and Technology At The Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Wednesday March 9th at 7pm
A.I.R. Gallery, The Feminist Art Project and The Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University are organizing a two-panel series, From the (Trans)Gendered Body to the Cyborg: Feminism, Art, and Technology.
Now in its fourth year, the annual series considers the most current critical issues and concerns for women artists, and celebrates Women in the Arts during National Women’s History Month. The first panel in the series will be held at The Tribeca Performing Arts Center located at The Borough of Manhattan Community College at 199 Chambers Street.*
The artists on this panel use technology to make art. They create work that asks us to consider Donna Haraway’s statement in The Cyborg Manifesto that technology eliminates the binary of male/female. Adrianne Wortzel creates scenarios for robots that engender juxtaposed points of view. Hana Iverson creates virtual rather than physical locations so that whether one is in the kitchen or the boardroom becomes irrelevant. Jennifer Hall works with issues of gender and identity as they relate to the mind and how the mind and interactive art work together. Following presentations by the artists about their work, the moderators will raise a number ofissues among them, whether these artists are using technology to express content that is intentionally gender related or whether their art affects gender because it erases the binary in general. Artists in the past have focused on the fluidity of gender produced by cross-dressing, role-playing, and other physical mechanisms that change gender identity. This panel asks the question, How has our relationship to the body changed as various areas of technology, including medical technology, have advanced.
* The second panel will be held in the Cantor Auditorium of The Brooklyn Museum, which is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.
“From the (Trans)Gendered Body to the Cyborg: Feminism, Art, and Technology” will take place at The Tribeca Performing Arts Center located at The Borough of Manhattan Community College at 199 Chambers Street.
Jennifer Hall, Artist
Hana Iverson, Artist and Educator
Adrianne Wortzel, Artist
Ferris Olin, Professor and Founding Co-Director, Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art
Judith K. Brodsky, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Visual Arts Department, Rutgers University
Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Gallery
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