Call for submissions @ dpi 30: Cyber Surveillance

22 April 2014

French-Canadian feminist art and culture journal .dpi is calling for submissions for their ‘Cyber Surveillance’ with guest editor Dr Kate Milberry.

For anyone banking on the internet becoming the utopian free-for-all it might have been, they’d be running at quite a heavy loss considering the shadow of persistently patriarchal reproductions that now colonise the online.

A post-gender paradise the internet isn’t, and the journal is looking for pieces exploring the informatization of the body” and its potential for liberation become a prison of cyber-surveillance producing “new vulnerabilities for women, girls and transgender and genderqueer people online”.

See the .dpi website for details. **

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‘Crazy, Sexy, Cool’ online @ .dpi now

16 December 2013

Curated by Jennifer Chan and expressing her concerns with gendered online environments as an artist -as well as a part of a ‘Gendered Cultures on the Internet’ issuethe Crazy, Sexy, Cool gif exhibition over at French-Canadian feminist art and culture journal dpi. is up now.

Featuring contributions by the likes of Lorna Mills, Emilie Gervais and Jaakko Pallasvuo, each artist is assigned a folder and a cute girl anime avatar to file their contributions. Those include the obvious in Faith Holland‘s ‘boobs.gif’ and an illustration of gender stereotypes in Anthony Antonellis‘ ‘alphachannels.gif’.

In reference to the 1994 TLC album CrazySexyCool, that many an internet artist like Chan would have grown up with, it’s a reminder that, online or offline, nothing much has changed.

See the .dpi website for more. **

Header image: LaTurbo Avedon, ‘dancer.gif’.

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