Film screening and talk: En-countering Cyberfeminism

Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 6 pm – 7.30 pm

Together with art educator and artist Linda Gottwald and artist Malin Kuht, the participants trace the tracks of Cyberfeminism – meaning a feminist approach that addresses the cyberspace, the internet, and modern media technology: How can a history about Cyberfeminism be told and how does it define itself? What practices and perspectives shaped cyberfeminist networks, how is it connected to the history of Kassel, and to what extend can Ulla Wiggen’s work – currently on display at Fridericianum – be received as part of an alternative narrative of early cyberculture?

Malin Kuht’s essayistic documentary En-Countering Cyberfeminism (2021) tells a possible story about a collective project that is part of a seemingly long lost cyberculture: the First Cyberfeminist International that was organized by the Old Boys Nework and took place in Kassel in 1997 as part of the documenta 10. Using both facts and fiction, it raises questions about the past, the present, and the future of emancipatory approaches to technology and its narratives.

Linda Gottwald studied art education, philosophy, and visual communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. In her artistic practice she is particularly concerned with a perception that goes beyond the purely visual and deals with the question of accessibility.
Malin Kuht works as media-critical artist, educator, and activist. She studies communication, educational and political science in Kassel. Her artistic practice focusses on relations originating from digital infrastructures as well as on questions of remembrance politics. In 2023 she was awarded with the Kasseler Kunstpreis. Since 2023 Kuht works at the documenta archive researching its video collection.

Film by Malin Kuht
Audio: Max Schild
Acting: Cornelia Sollfrank
Length: 29:49 minutes
Language film: English with German subtitles
Language talk: German

Admission is free. No registration required.