Selma Asotić: Madwomen and Their Mothers
Lecture by Writer-in-Residence at Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
A famous black-and-white photograph taken in London in 1960 serves as a starting point for investigating the long-standing myth that writing and creative genius are masculine prerogatives.
The main purpose of the lecture is to explore how literary history and literary canons erase the lives and voices of women, suppress the creation of an artistic matrlineage and systematically divest women of agency and creative power.
The session will focus on women’s attempts to subvert the existing power dynamics, recover their lost female ancestors and reclaim their anger. Although it uses examples from different literary traditions, the lecture will specifically focus on modern-day Balkans and the establishment of new feminist platforms in the region - such as the magazine for feminist theory and art BONA - that hope to become sites of a new kind of literary community, one that is based on solidarity instead of oppression.
Selma Asotić lives in Sarajevo, where she’s trying to write poetry. In between writing poems, she works as a freelance translator and an EFL teacher. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in local and international literary journals. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the magazine for feminist theory and art BONA - currently the only feminist magazine in BiH. She is a member of Sarajevo Writers’ Workshop.
Selma Asotić was invited by BMEIA as Q21 Writer-in-Residence in January 2018.
www.q21.at/artists-in-residence/artists/artistinfo/selma-asotic/Mon, Jan 22, 2018, 19:00
SUBOTRON arcademy: Fake News and Video Games
Event series on the theory of digital games
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Game UX Consultant, Cary, North Carolina USA
The human brain is fascinating but it is also quite limited and prone to cognitive biases and logical fallacies. These limitations explain why we can easily be victims of “fake news” and “click-bait articles” that are booming in our societies and democracies lately. This talk proposes to analyze the most common limitations of the human mind, explore how we can easily fall prey to biases in our everyday life, and give insights on how to (maybe) avoid them. It will discuss what this means for video game developers.
Celia Hodent is recognized as a leader in the application of user experience and psychology in video game design and in the development of UX strategy and process in game studios. She holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Paris Descartes-Sorbonne, France, where she specialized in cognitive development. In 2005, Celia stepped aside from academic research to work with an educational toy manufacturer, VTech, and then entered the video game industry. She has worked at Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Montreal, LucasArts, and Epic Games to help guide the studios, and their projects, toward improved user experience practices. Celia’s approach is to use cognitive science knowledge and the scientific method to concretely solve design problems and make sure the player experience is always enjoyable and engaging, while reaching business goals. Celia is also the founder and curator of the Game UX Summit, which launched in Durham, NC, in May of 2016, hosted by Epic Games. She has worked on many projects across multiple platforms (PC, console, mobile, and VR), including the “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six” franchise, “Star Wars: 1313”, “Paragon”, “Fortnite”, and “Spyjinx”. Celia is the author of “The Gamer’s Brain: How Neuroscience and UX can Impact Video Game Design”, published in August 2017.
http://subotron.com/veranstaltung/fake/Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 19:00
Marina Marković (SRB): Artist Talk
Artist Talk at Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Marina Marković is an artist who questions and (re)works feminine everyday and life forms, affects and (corpo)reality in various media. Personal experience with anorexia in young adult age places her work in constant relation to maturing and sexuality; gender (de)construction.
Thus she explores themes of consumption and body economics as societal coercion, states of vulnerability, (in)adequacy and (de)subjectivation, maps the traumatic events by investigating personal female histories and narratives, questioning female archetypes, negotiating the body-state and gendering the gaze.
Marković's artworks question and transgress liminal spaces between women's everyday life and the heteronormalized public sphere, within a framework that considers the «condition of corporeal existence» (Grosz) and all experiences performing femininity— domestic work, beauty rituals, love, sex, intimacy, menstruation, pregnancy, aging, body modelling and eating disorders, media contents and products, body – un/conscious image.
Starting from feminine Otherness, intimacy and personal space in mind, Marković performs the process of becoming Woman within the society; slow, anfractuous and hesitating turning to the field of politics, public and art space, where her chaotic and pluralistic visions of corpo-reality, personal (hi)stories, stereotypes and transgressive notions of the femininity take place.
When internalized societal pressure, and abstract standards of beauty, constantly (self)applied to the living female body, are captured and materialized in Marković's artwork and thus forced to expand, deform and distort, creating a complex, incoherent totality in order to finally be substantiated or abolished.
Marina Marković was invited by BMEIA as Q21 Artist-in-Residence in January 2018.
www.q21.at/artists-in-residence/artists/artistinfo/marina-markovic/Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 19:00
THE ORANGE AGE
An exhibition about Media Design in the 1970s
Opening: Tue, Jan 30, 18:30
Venue: designforum Wien
Admission: EUR 2,- (reduced: EUR 1,-)
Admission free for members of designaustria
No English description available.
http://www.designforum.at/w/Jan 31 to Mar 04, 2018, Mon-Fri 10-18:00, Sat-Sun 11-18:00
Living Studio - Creative Process
Ausstellung und living studio im frei_raum Q21 exhibition space
Living Studio: 01.02. bis 14.02., täglich 11-21h
Eröffnung: Do 15.02., 19h
Ausstellung: 16.02. bis 23.02., 12-19h
Orte: frei_raum Q21 exhibition space, Oxymoron Gallery
Das Atelier wechselt den Ort, in eine neue Umgebung. Im Rahmen des Kunstprojekts living studio werden der frei_raum Q21 exhibition space und die Oxymoron Galerie in 17 Arbeitsplätze für KünstlerInnen verschiedener Sparten und Arbeitsweisen transformiert. Vor Ort und für BesucherInnen einsehbar und erlebbar, werden die Kunstschaffenden an ihren Projekten arbeiten. Den BesucherInnen wird ein Einblick in kreative Schaffensprozesse gewährt, welche im Normalfall im Verborgenen bleiben.
Die entstandenen Werke werden nach zwei Wochen öffentlichen Arbeitens in einer Ausstellung präsentiert.
Ein Projekt der Jan Arnold Gallery (Sebastian Schager, Joseph Rudolf) mit Amelie Brandstetter und in Kooperation mit Oxymoron Gallery
frei_raum Q21 exhibition space
Made by Mystery
Patrick Roman Scherer
www.janarnoldgallery.com01.02. bis 23.02.2018