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ISEA2010 RUHR Conference
P37 Taking Action – Sociopolitics and Media

Thur 26 August 2010
13:00–14:30h
Volkshochschule Dortmund, S 137a

Moderated by Josephine Bosma

  1. 13:00h | Evelin Stermitz (at): ArtFem.TV. Feminist Artistic Infiltration of a Male Net Culture in Context of Art and Feminism and as Cyberfeminist Action
  2. 13:30h | Josephine Bosma, Kees de Groot, Viola van Alphen (nl): Gogbot and Planetart

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | P37 Taking Action – Sociopolitics and Media (PDF, 113.13 KB)

Evelin Stermitz (at)

ArtFem.TV. Feminist Artistic Infiltration of a Male Net Culture in Context of Art and Feminism and as Cyberfeminist Action

ArtFem.TV is an online television programming presenting Art and Feminism. The aim of ArtFem.TV is to foster women in the arts, their art works and projects, to create an international online television screen for the images and voices of women. ArtFem.TV is a non-profit artist run ITV and media art portal about Art and Feminism. ArtFem.TV is an attempt to break with a male dominated net-culture and media landscape to highlight women’s emphases in art and media works. ArtFem.TV has been founded by Evelin Stermitz in the year 2008.

ISEA2010 Conference Proceedings | ArtFem.TV. Feminist Artistic Infiltration of a Male Net Culture in Context of Art and Feminism and as Cyberfeminist Action

Evelin Stermitz graduated with an M.A. degree in media and new media art from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and she is holding a master's degree in philosophy from media studies. Media and new media art works within post-structuralist feminist art practices.

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Josephine Bosma, Kees de Groot, Viola van Alphen (nl)

Gogbot and Planetart

Planetart is an organization for the electronic arts that started in 1995 in Hengelo, in the east of the Netherlands. Planetart initiates presentations of media-art, electronic music, performances, and releases print and music publications. Since 2007 Planetart has a artspace/medialab in Amsterdam, and organizes an annual festival in the city of Enschede, called Gogbot. Both the Planetart medialab, artspace and Gogbot are important platforms for young media art in the Netherlands. Planetart mainly are Kees de Groot and Viola van Alphen.

Josephine Bosma (1962) is a writer and critic. She focusses on new media art, net art specifically, since 1993. Josephine Bosma is working on her first book, to be published in 2010 by the Institute for Network Cultures and the NAi. The title of this book is Nettitudes.

Kees de Groot (Netherlands,1956) is an artist and curator. He belongs
to the first generation of Dutch video artists. In 1995 he initiated
PLANETART, an artspace and medialab, in Hengelo. PLANETART is located
in both Enschede and Amsterdam today. In 2004 De Groot started the
PLANETART festival GOGBOT. In 2009 he co-organized the pilot of the
Twente Biennale. Kees de Groot also teaches at the AKI art academie
in Enschede and the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen.

Viola van Alphen (Netherlands, 1979) was trained in computer science
and economy. Van Alphen worked as a math teacher and as producer in
several media projects. She is an ardent Second Lifer. She has worked
as curator and managing director at PLANETART since 2007. Van Alphen
also teaches at art academies on project basis.

PLANETART presents GOGBOT 2010: SINGULARITY

At ISEA2010 Dutch artist space PLANETART presents its unique approach to art and media through the years, in particular with the GOGBOT festival. After a brief introduction into the young but rich history of the GOGBOT festival PLANETART will introduce this year’s theme in a condensed, fast and exciting way. GOGBOT as a festival stands out for its daring and radical, somewhat underground, but definitely cutting edge approach, and we hope to give you a bit of a feel for it at this presentation.

GOGBOT’s theme this year is SINGULARITY, a controversial topic related to transhumanism and posthumanism, which still manages to fascinate, enthrall, provoke and even outrage artists and theorists in various ways. PLANETART presents different approaches to this many-headed beast, in which human and machine are said to merge. This presentation will reveal some of the artists and artworks that will be part of the exhibition, and it will also contain great visual material of the spectacular artist and music performances at GOGBOT 2010: SINGULARITY.

A theoretical discussion on SINGULARITY will be presented at the GOGBOT symposium, in which both critics and supporters of the SINGULARITY ideal will appear. The moderator of this event, Josephine Bosma, joins PLANETART during the ISEA2010 presentation. Together we hope to reveal the passionate and distinctive way in which GOGBOT presents exciting, innovative, critical, engaged and provocative art to a large audience.

PLANETART looks for new ways to use art to confront, to amaze and inspire. The yearly art music technology festival GOGBOT in Enschede is a broad event, in which multiple disciplines are combined to form a temporary and flexible environment within the existing spaces of the city, as a large and freely accessible part of the festival happens in the streets and squares of Enschede.
GOGBOT takes place from September 9th to 12th.

www.planetart.nl   www.gogbot.nl

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