Event Date: 12 May 2016
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway presents:
Rózsa Zita Farkas (UAL) – Feminist Performance on the Web
I will present an overview of feminist performance on Web 2.0, discussing how these works operate both in terms of the history of feminist art practices as well as the shift in recent internet culture. Recent work will be linked to the 70s artists, such as Lisa Steele and later works by VNS matrix and the discourse around cyberculture, as it shifted towards a contemporary expectation of the performance of ‘real self’ in social media. I will review a more ‘traditional’ feminist practice of the use of the self image versus the models of resistance proposed by the notion of cyborg.
Rózsa Zita Farkas is a curator and founding director of Arcadia Missa gallery & publisher. Rozsa has curated various projects and exhibitions such as ‘reversals in instability’ at Andreas Huber gallery for Vienna’s ‘Curated By’ festival (2015), The Posthuman Era Became a Girl at the South London Gallery (2014) and Re-Materialising Feminism project across ICA and The Showroom amongst other spaces. She is associate lecturer for MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and for BA Fine Art Dissertations at Camberwell College of Arts (both UAL). Her writing has been published in Cura, Mute Magazine, Eros and DPI Studioxx and she has presented at events for Transmediale ReSource006 and Rhizome. In 2013 she was awarded a research fellowship at Leuphana University’s Post Media Lab, and in 2015 a research fellowship at Central Saint Martins College of Arts, UAL.
Introduction by Giles Askham (London Met):