Who works how, with which means and in which contexts? How is artistic work organized - collectively or hierarchically? Where does the material come from? What role does gender play? What about politics? Is there time for (self-)care? Is there a network? What does feminism mean as political and artistic practice?

A feminist guide to nerdom is a platform where we discuss our methods in the field of performance and media art with other feminist artists, collect their individual strategies and methods and make them public. We will meet artists at different locations and in different contexts and develop an online archive based on these encounters and conversations. In this way, we will establish first nodes and connections in a feminist network in the field of media art and theatre. We understand technology as a utopian space of perception and want to question and redesign the connection between gender roles and fields of work in a queerfeminist approach. A feminist guide to nerdom is an attempt to make our exchange visible and to create a network of feminism and art, theory and practice.

In the section Videos we are building a fragmented video archive containing different impressions, original sounds and pictures from the encounters with other feminist artists. The toolbox gathers materials from the internet - texts, audios and videos. On the blog we document the process of our exchange. 

Our working experience shows us the need for an empowering feminist network. Technics as a utopian space of perception always means to see the relation between gender roles and working fields - that society classically enforces– to question that relation and to transform it through a queerfeminist approach. We would like to discuss this with media artists, theater makers, performance artists, lighting designers, sound designers, video designers, etc. - what role does gender play in their work? What is their position, what is their experience in a field of work that is filled with sexism? How do you position your art towards (multiple) discrimination experiences? To bring visibility to this exchange is the aim of this project.

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.
Donna Haraway