für bildende Kunst
Online talk: How can we maintain what we care about? Collaborative archiving strategies for the Old Boys NetworkFriday, 23 April 2021, 18:00
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
via video conference (zoom): https://zoom.us/j/91882503983
Inputs and subsequent discussion with Cornelia Sollfrank, Laurence Rassel, Dušan Barok et al.
The Old Boys Network described itself as »the first international cyberfeminist alliance.« Founded in 1997, the connecting element of the network was the term ›cyberfeminism‹. The formulated concern of the organization was »to create spaces in which cyberfeminists can research, experiment, communicate and act. Such spaces include virtual ones such as the cyberfeminist server and the mailing list as well as temporary meetings such as workshops and international conferences. All the activities have the purpose of providing a contextualized presence for different artistic, theoretical and political formulations related to cyberfeminism. At times mysterious, at times transparent, OBN is setting an agenda for communication, intervention and production«. (https://obn.org/) A group of enthusiasts is currently working to create a living archive of this self-organization work, making its experiences accessible to subsequent groups.