participtants of the next cyberfeminist international

  • Helene von Oldenburg (D) <>
    lives in Rastede and Hamburg, Germany. She holds a doctor's degree of Agricultural Science and a Diploma in Visual Arts. She is member of obn and director of the Institut for Experimental Archnology. Selection of works: "Der Imaginale Ort IV", Kunsthalle Hamburg (1991), "Nine Sculptures New York 1993", The Thing <http//>, "Information Molekules" a research project in futurology (1994), "Traces of Future. New Ways of Experimental Arachnology", Fernerkundung, TheaLit, Übersee Museum, Bremen (1996), "SpiderFeminism", hybrid workspace, Kassel (1997), "Arachnoide Produktion/Schnittstelle Zukunft", Schnittstelle/Produktion, Shedhalle, Zürich (1998), "Arachnoide Öffentlichkeit: eine Experiment", Produktion/Öffentlichkeit, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien (1999)
  • Cornelia Sollfrank (D) <>
    is an artist and lives in Hamburg and Berlin. Central to her conceptual and performative works are the changing notions of art, the advent of a new image of the artist in the information age, gender-specific handling of technology, as well as new forms of dissemination of art. She was a member of the artist group "-Innen+" and co-founder of the cyberfemininist organisation "Old Boys Network".

  • Corrine Petrus (NL) <> lives and works in Rotterdam. She is a computer-programmer with a great interest in communication and in people. In the beginning of 1996 she founded the Webgrrls Chapter in Holland and Belgium. Left Webgrrls in 1997. Now Corrine has her own Computer Consultancy Business called Webdiva and is chairman a the new organisation, Tech Women

  • Marieke van Santen (NL) <>
  • Faith Wilding (USA) <>
    Faith Wilding is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and cultural activist. She was one of the founders of the feminist art movement and has exhibited and published her work internationally. Currently she's a recombinant cyberfeminist collaborating with feminist/activist groups such as subRosa and CAE to investigate new possibilities for an embodied feminist art and politics.
  • Yvonne Volkart (CH) <>
    is curator, art critic and lecturer of German and New Media at the University of Design and Art in Zürich and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She planned and organized several conferences such as "Art History New Feminist Criticism (with Annette Schindler, Kunsthaus Glarus 1995) and "Brave New Work" (with Lilian Raeber, Viper, Luzern 1998). Currently she is researching on critical feminist issues in the figuration of so called new bodies in art and relates them to the changed esthetics and functions in the new culture society.

  • Ingrid Hoofd (NL) <>
    student in Women's Studies and Film Studies at Utrecht University. Worked also in several feminist and environmental groups during her life. Currently co-organising the third Next Five Minutes conference on tactical media
  • Claudia Reiche (D) <>
    M.A., Dipl. VK, Literary and media scientist, author, performer, educational work at the University of Hamburg and at the Academy for Fine Arts Braunschweig, on the staff of the Women's Culture House TheaLit Bremen, (there: concept and organisation of "Künstliches Leben:// Mediengeschichten", laboratory on media art and theory: Actually member in the VW-research project at the University of Hamburg "Bodyimages. Transformations of the Human Being in media and Medicine" directed by Prof. Marianne Schuller, focussing on "Living pictures. Medical visualization, artificial life and electronic entertainment", especially the Visible Human Project. Cyberfeminist member of the Old Boys Network. Curating with Helene von Oldenburg "The Mars Gallery", the first international and interplanetarian exhibition space for fine arts on Mars.
  • Ursula Biemann (CH) <>
    artist and former curator at Shedhalle Zurich, focuses on gender and postcolonial issues in collective projects and videos located in the urban sphere (Istanbul/ Mexico).

  • Mare Tralla (UK, Estonia) <>
    */Disgusting Girl an Estonian artist currently living in London. Her practice includes works in photography, video, installation, performance and electronic art.
  • Pam Skelton (UK) <>
    is an artist and senior lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Her work in video and installation have principally involved investigations which explore existing traces of history as evidence of ruptures and dislocations which occur between site, memory and event.
  • Nat Muller (UK) <>
    is contributing editor of _Fringecore_ magazine (, a sex educator, and a bookshopkeeper ( She is currently living in Antwerp, where she is planning her escape into the next millennium.
  • Caroline Bassett (UK) <>
    Caroline Bassett is a lecturer in Media at Sussex University where she is researching narrative and hypermedia. She is also a technology journalist and writer.

  • Maria Fernandez (USA) <>
    Maria Fernandez holds a doctorate in Colonial/Post-Colonial art from Columbia University. Her work bridges the gap between Western and non-Western fields and challenges disciplinary boundaries.Currently she is researching and writing about the role of electronic media technologies in the neo-colonialism of the new world order. She is a member of the cyberfeminist group subRosa.
  • Rena Tangens (D) <>
    artist, lives and works in Bielefeld, Germany. Worked with experimental film, video and free radio. Founded the gallery and art project "Art d'Ameublement" together with padeluun. She brought the first modem to documenta (d8!) and women into the Chaos Computer Club. She was artist in residence in Canada. Rena Tangens is cofounder of FoeBuD e.V. and the BIONIC bbs and curator of the monthly culture & technology event PUBLIC DOMAIN since 1987. Published with FoeBuD the first manual on PGP encryption in German language. She does research on androcentrism and life in the networks, lectures and consulting for companies and institutions as well as the Enquete-Kommission of the German Bundestag. Rena Tangens , PUBLIC DOMAIN - topics, documentation and info on coming events:
    ZaMir network documentation:
    Information on /CL network:
    Information on ZERBERUS and CHARON software:
    Pretty Good Privacy:
    Text on androcentrism in the networks:

  • Barbara Thoens (D) <>
    political scientist, video activist ("Hacker packen aus", a film by Rena Tangens and Barbara Thoens), ex-bass-player, for more than 10 years active member of the Chaos Computer Club, currently working as a programmer for the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT in the online department.

  • Stephanie Wehner (NL) playing with computers since the age of 16. experienced in irc. mostly worked with freebsd, linux, sunos/solaris and bsdi. sys admin, programmer. currently working for
  • Rasa Smite (LV) <>
    famous activist from Riga, Latvia. ( ozone) ( network)
  • Rachel Baker <>
    Currently disguised as a lecturer at the London School Of Economics where she exposes I.T. students to alternative uses of networks. The exploitation of the workplace is an ongoing project. <>
    As part of Cultural Terrorist Agency <>
    She is responsible for strategies in raising funds for projects that promote cultural interference.
    The most recent CTA project to be unleashed was the Superweed 1.0, a beta weapon for genetic terrorists.
    Rachel Baker is also a keen advocate of audio networks and has just published a guide

  • Barbara Rechbach (A, UK) <>
    living in London, M.A. student of Hypermedia Studies, University of Westminster, London, for Science Fiction/Cyborg Communication Research digital photography and video

  • Gudrun Teich (D) <>
  • Janine Sack (D) <>
  • Josephine Bosma (NL) <>
  • Veronica Engler (ARG), .COM magazine <>
  • Vesna Jankovic (CR) : Attack
    is former chief editor and now director of ARKZIN (antiwar-campaign) magazine, is an activist feminist organizer and writer who lives in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Sunchana Spirovan (CR): Zamir/'Because' (lesbian 'publishing' project/Zagreb)
  • Irina Aristarkhova (RU): Radek (Moscow) <>
    received her MA from the University of Warwick (UK), with thesis entitled „Women and Government in Bolshevik Russia" and defended her PhD thesis "Female Identity in Contemporary French Psychoanalysis" in the Russian Academy of Sciences. She teaches the post-graduate course "Subjectivity and Difference" in the Institute of Sociology (Moscow), which is to be published as a separate text-book this year. She also teaches courses in cyber-theory, feminist aesthetics, body in art and culture and French feminism in Lasalle SIA College of the Arts (Singapore). Currently she is preparing the first journal in Russian feminist theory. She lives in Moscow.

  • Alla Mitrofanova <>
    lives in St. Petersburg. She graduated from St.Petersburg university as art historian and philosopher. Alla is a writer, curator and editor of the internet magazine "Virtual Anatomy": <>
    1990-94 main topics were nomadic subjectivity and nomadic semiotics, theory of m
    1995-98 topics: body theory, post-information theory.

  • Shu Lea Cheang <>
    was once a New York based installation artist/filmmaker, now a cyberhomesteader managing a digital existence. Her video installations, structured to activate cross-cultural collaboration, include COLOR SCHEMES (1990, Whitney Museum, New York), The AIRWAVES PROJECT (1991, Capp Street Project, San Francisco), Those Fluttering Objects of Desire (1993, Whitney Museum Biennale Exhibition, New York). Her feature film FRESH KILL, funded by the Rockefellor Foundation, New York State Council of The Arts, Channel Four, UK, ITVS, was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival (1994) and included in the Whitney Museum Biennale Exihibition (1995).

    Over the past few years, she has done installations that traverse actual and virtual spaces: Bowling Alley (1995, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis), funded by AT&T New Art/New Vision, net-links a local bowling lane with the Walker Art Center's gallery space and www. Elephant Cage Butterfly Locker (1996, Atopic Site Exhibition, Tokyo, sponsored by Tokyo Government on Public Art), traces US radar detect in Okinawa. Buy One Get One (1997, awarded 2nd prize, NTT/ICC Biennale Exhibition, Tokyo; part of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale special project), locates net-access in Africa and Asia with a bento digi-suitcase. 1998: website feature project BRANDON with the Guggenheim Museum Soho and co-producing with Banff Center for the Arts, Canada and DeWaag, Society for Old and New Media, Amsterdam. This project is funded by a Moving Image Installation and Interactive Media fellowship from The Rockefellor Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts' Computer Arts Fellowship.

  • Susanne Ackers <>
    lives in Berlin. Holding an M.A. degree in art history and philosophy, she is working in the context of contemporary art exhibitions and new media since 1989, focussing in on video art, electronic art, After two years of teaching in Skoevde, Sweden, she is currently working on her Ph.D. about the deconstruction of perspective as a symbolic form in the works of Gary Hill and Charlotte Davies. She is a founding member of the Old Boys Network.

  • Maren Hartmann (D,UK) <> is currently a Teaching Assistant and PhD student at the University of Westminster in London (one part based in Media Studies, another in the Hypermedia Research Centre). She has studied in Berlin and Brighton (Sussex), where she also worked on a European project (EMTEL). Her current work is based around the metaphorical aspects of cyberspace as an emerging culture (especially the users and amongst these the cyberflaneur and cyberflaneuse).

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