FEMeeting WEB 2020 / Antibodies

Launching FEMeeting WEB 2020 | Antibodies

Friday May 29th 2020, opening at 4pm in Troy, NY and 10pm in Paris, France 

On March 11th we announced the cancelling of the first FEMeeting Troy and FEMeeting Paris for reasons connected with the COVID-19 pandemic. The two events scheduled for March 20th-21st 2020 marked the start of FEMeeting communities, focusing on the support of research and artistic creation developed locally by individuals who identify as women. Instead Spring brought the flourishing of FEMeeting WEB dedicated to the presentation of digital self-immunization, an alternative form of gathering and overall encouragement to collective personal exchange on times of physical lockdown. 

On Friday May 29th part of the activities collected remotely will be made public and presented digitally worldwide. Launched under the working title “Antibodies”, FEMeeting WEB 2020 includes the “All Women Crew Podcasts”, the 2020 Space Art Science Workshop organized to celebrate women in art, astronautics and astronomy, and the video podcasts sent by the members of the FEMeeting community at large in response to the upcoming events brought by the COVID-19 crisis. 

FEMeeting WEB 2020 is organized with Kathy High and Branda Miller, from Media Sanctuary’s NATURE Lab Initiative (North Troy Art, Technology, and Urban Research in Ecology), and Annick Bureaud, from Leonardo/Olats, together with FEMeeting co-founders Marta de Menezes and Dalila Honorato, with the support of Cultivamos Cultura.

Join us!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/femeeting-web-2020-antibodies-tickets-105824614270

More about “All Women Crew Podcasts” http://www.olats.org/space/sasc21/2020/podcasts.php

More about “FEMeeting WEB 2020 video podcasts” https://femeeting.com/open-call/

All Women Crew

By Annick Bureaud:

Teaming up with the FEMeeting initiated by Marta de Menezes and Dalila Honorato in Portugal in 2018, Leonardo/Olats proposed to have an “All Women Crew” for its 2020 Space Art Science Workshop to “celebrate women in art, astronautics and astronomy”. Doing things remotely is something known in the field of space activities: from driving robots on Mars to landing probes on a comet to scanning the deep sky with telescopes. When it became obvious that our workshop would not take place this year, we decided that we would put together a remotely built collective contribution. Today, I am happy to bring to you this series of podcasts that I hope you will enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed producing them.

All Women Crew Podcasts

http://www.olats.org/space/sasc21/2020/podcasts.php

Deck of Cards Proposition & Questions: Annick Bureaud
Cards Graphic Design: Quentin Aurat
Podcasts Sound Design: Jean-Yves Leloup

For the “All Women Crew” 2020 workshop, we have created, like last year, a deck of cards. Each participant has been asked to answer the same first question “what has attracted you to space” and then two other questions picked up by chance.

0 – What has attracted you to space

1 – Body or Mind

2 – Bio or Zoe

3 – Operational Language or Aesthetic Language

4 – Weightlessness or Gravity

5 – Which woman would you put in the “Hall of Fame” in astronomy or astronautics?

6 – We are in 2121, if we were to have a workshop on space art science and culture, what would you like to be talking about.

7 – Ask your own question and answer it.

Enjoy!

FEMeeting Praxis : Mind/Body balancing practice in time of Covid

Praxis by Isabel Burr Raty

This PRAXIS invites everyone who wishes to take a moment to comfort the self at times of covid pressures.

Drawing from a variety of worldly traditions (Taoism, Amerindian shamanism, European paganism) it proposes 1 hr. of imagination and body active training, focusing on vibration matters that can have a revitalizing yet calming effect in us.

With an emphasis in our plant, animal, mineral and sexual energy bodies we will root, circulate and expand the endless balancing possibilities inhabiting our main vital organs: heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys, liver, and glands such as pineal.

Open to every-body. No experience required. Free of costs.

To have – your phone or computer camera on, 1 chair, 1 mat or carpet to sit on the floor.

Praxis happens every Tuesday at 4pm central EU time for 1 hr, initially till June 2020. We start this Tuesday 28 April. I created this unique zoom link that serves to join everytime, no password required. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87052948034

https://www.isabel-burr-raty.com/

FEMannouncement : the Mycorrhiza Emergency Fund

Announcing  the LAUNCH of an artists’ EMERGENCY mutual fund initiated by  the FEMeeting COMMUNITY!

The Mycorrhiza Emergency Fund | MISSION & VISION

Late in your bills? Need help for groceries? Must travel to a safe place?

The Mycorrhiza Emergency Fund aims to intercept and provide relief to members of our community in financial need as a result of the current global CoVid pandemic.. The name of the initiative celebrates symbiotic associations among different kinds of organisms. The FEM community aims to invest in its growing network to support its members as individuals. 

Not all governments will care for their citizens in equitable and inclusive ways; the Mycorrhiza Emergency Fund is an international safety netfor here & now within and beyond the FEMeeting network. 

No one should worry about daily expenses during this CoVid pandemic quarantine. Knowing FEMeeting provides emergency funding offers hope and relief temporary support, but crucial as we (the FEMeeting community) navigate the coming weeks or months without despair, anxiety or panic.  Some of us have professional positions; some have a temporary scholarship; some have kids; some live in a country with a public health system; some have a wealthy family; some are paying mortgages; some own a tiny flat. FEMeeting is a lively diverse community. The Mycorrhiza Emergency Fund is our effort to help and support our under-resourced community members in need.

more info: https://femeeting.com/fem-mef/

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