October 26, 2018 - HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein - Computer Grrrls
October 26, 2018

HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein

Design: Stefanie Ackermann, Manuel Burger.

Computer Grrrls
October 27, 2018–February 24, 2019

Opening: October 26, 7–10pm

HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein
at the Dortmunder U, Level 3
44137 Dortmund
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm,
Thursday–Friday 11am–8pm

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The exhibition Cmptr Grrrlz brings together more than 20 international artistic positions that negotiate the relationship between gender and technology in past and present. Computer Grlz deals with the complex link between women and technology from the first human computers to the current revival of technofeminist movements. An illustrated timeline with over 200 entries covers these developments from the 18th century to the present. Invited are artists, hackers, makers and researchers who are working on how to think differently about technology: by questioning the gender bias in big data and Artificial Intelligence, promoting an open and diversified Internet, and designing utopian technologies.

Computer Grrrls is an exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund, in coproduction with La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris. The participating artists come from 16 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA, and Yugoslavia/Serbia.

Following the exhibition at HMKV Dortmund, the project will move to La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris in the spring of 2019, and in summer 2019 to MU in Eindhoven. In all places there will be film screenings, tours with the curators, artist talks and experimental workshops.

Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Manetta Berends, Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, Nadja Buttendorf, Elisabeth Caravella, Jennifer Chan, Aleksandra Domanović, Louise Drulhe, Darsha Hewitt, Lauren Huret, Hyphen-Labs, Dasha Ilina, Mary Maggic, Caroline Martel, Lauren Moffatt, Simone C. Niquille, Jenny Odell, Elisa Giardina Papa, Tabita Rezaire, Erica Scourti, Suzanne Treister, Lu Yang

Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV) and Marie Lechner (La Gaîté Lyrique)

Admission for this exhibition is free.

In parallel HMKV presents the HMKV Video of the Month (Level 3), a monthly series of screenings of recent video works by international artists.
In the vertical space of the Dortmunder U The Hard/er Drawing by Dan Perjovschi continues to be on view (until April 2019).

In coproduction with
La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

Funded by
the German Federal Cultural Foundation
and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Main funder HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

MU Eindhoven

HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein
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