Who works in which ways and with what kind of tools? Who engages in which collective or hierarchical fields of work and how is that work organized? What does feminism mean as political and artistic practice? How do you emancipate yourself and your tools? Where does the material come from? Where does empowerment come from? What´s about politics? What role does a network play? What role does community play? Which networking strategies are used? Are there utopias? How are the utopias negotiated in the artistic works?

A feminist guide to nerdom is a platform on which we want to discuss our work in the field of performance and media art with other feminist artists*, collect their strategies and methods and spread them.

We will meet artists* in various cities, countries and contexts and develop an online archive of tools, knowledge, scores, texts, videos, audios, networking strategies, places and hopefully much more from these encounters and conversations - A feminist guide to nerdom is an experiment to knit a net out the ingredients of feminism and art, theory and practice.

In the section Interviews 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. And in the Network section, a platform for digital exchange is to be created in the future.

We focus on an exchange with female* artists*, as 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 web-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