November's edition of Interfaces Monthly will revolve around Technofeminisms and its discontents. Technofeminist discourses are a call to address how gender and technology are constituted by each other, with political implications on our past, present and future. In what ways can we re-think technology, its concerns and obstacles, through feminist perspectives? The evening will traverse topics from performativity and embodiment to cyborg gender connotations. We are pleased to welcome our three speakers - Joanna Zylinska, Jasmine Johnson and Rebecca Salvadori - who will be sharing their research and film work.
Joanna Zylinska is a writer, lecturer, artist and curator, as well as Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of six books – including Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017) and Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene (Open Humanities Press, 2014, e-version freely available). In 2013 Joanna was Artistic Director of Transitio_MX05 'Biomediations', the biggest Latin American new media festival, which took place in Mexico City. Her own art practice involves experimenting with different kinds of photo media. She is also currently exploring “the end of man”, in all its tragicomical aspects.
Jasmine Johnson lives and works in London. She is currently a participant of the inaugural alt.barbican programme. Solo presentations include Jerwood Project Space; Jerwood Presents (at Genesis Cinema); ANDOR Gallery with MoreUtopia! (all London, 2016); ASI & CCI Fabrika (Moscow, 2015). Group presentations / screenings include: Barbican, Fountain Room (London, 2017); Place des Arts (Montreal, 2017); Artists Film Club, ICA; Daata Editions, Frieze Art Fair reading room; Government Art Collection (all London, 2016); Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2015); 21st Century Graduate Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2014). She holds an MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University where she is now a lecturer. She works with the group MoreUtopia!
Rebecca Salvadori is an Italo-Australian, London-based visual artist. Rather than following the classic linear narrative, her film work takes the form of personal compositions built through chance, association and repetition. Over years of work, Salvadori has accumulated an extensive video archive which acts as the basis for filmic portraits of moments, people and environments. Her most recent project, The Male Body Will Be Next (2017), casts male subjects to upend the traditional male gaze, interrogating the gender politics inscribed in film representation and film-making. This piece recently premièred at the Botanical Gardens in Rome in September. at the fourth edition of Tutto Questo Sentire, International Encounters on Matters of Sound and Image.