FEMeeting: Berlin 2023

FEMeeting: Berlin 2023
Berlin | June 15-18th, 2023

In the framework of the group exhibition Matter of Flux (Berlin, May-July 2023), Art Laboratory Berlin in collaboration with FEMeeting launch the festival MATTER OF FLUX | Women in Art, Science and Technology followed by workshops and events taking place in Berlin, June 15-18th, to enhance networking between artists and scientists.

The 4-day festival MATTER OF FLUX presents a rich and varied program from and for women/ FLINTA* in art, science and technology with panel discussions, lecture performances, numerous workshops, reading groups and other activities, including artist studio and lab visits. The festival has been generously supported by Kunstfonds’ program Neustart Kultur and is in cooperation with FEMeeting.

The MATTER OF FLUX festival takes place in the framework of the group exhibition MATTER OF FLUX in which artists explore the use of menstrual fluid for tissue culture, propose new modes of care within the context of female and nonbinary health and discuss both traditional forms and new possibilities of reproduction. The multifaceted formats and events of the festival program are based on the rich outcome of several preparatory meetings at Art Laboratory Berlin earlier in 2023. More than 40 international Berlin-based women/ FLINTA* – artists, scholars from sciences and humanities and cultural producers in art, science and technology from both the Global North and the Global South – have been invited to collectively develop various CLUSTER groups and activities for the festival.

Six clusters – CRITICAL HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY, LEAKY CYCLES, TECHNOLOGIES/ SENSORS/ INTERFACES, PLANT ENCOUNTERS, ALTERNATIVE KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION and HYDRO-RELATIONS – offer workshops, talks, performances, zine-making lounges and more over the four days. In addition there will be a Smell workshop as well as artist studio, exhibition and laboratory visits.

The festival, acting as an interactive platform, welcomes other international or Berlin-based women/ FLINTA* in the fields of art, science and technology to join, exchange and create synergies. Art Laboratory Berlin has started to shape a MATTER OF FLUX network from and for women/ FLINTA* to create a larger ongoing program in the near and far future.

With contributions by artists, scholars from sciences and humanities and cultural producers:

Alanna Lynch, Alice Cannava, Anne Hölck, Annika Haas, Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research (AFSAR), Aslı Dinç, Baldeep Grewal, Cansu Tekin, Cammack Lindsey, Charmaine Poh, Chiara Garbellotto, Constanza Piña Pardo,  Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Flo Razoux, Gülşah Mursaloğlu, Han Wen Zhang, India Mansour, Jacky Hess, Jemma Woolmore, Käthe Wenzel, Kristina Stallvik, Lena Fließbach, Lena Johanna Reisner, Lisa Bell Weisdorf, Lucy Powell, Lyndsey Walsh, Marianna Szczygielska, Margherita Pevere, Mooni Perry, Nayeli Vega, Nicol Rivera Aro, Nicola Maria Hochkeppel, pamela varela, Park Hye-in, Petja Ivanova, Sarah Hermanutz, Selen Solak, Sina Ribak, Susanne Schmitt, Susanne Jaschko, Sybille Neumeyer, Theresa Schubert, WhiteFeather Hunter, Yan Lin.

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