Cyborgs, witches and women

Paulina Anna Gretkierewicz, Jack Kavanagh & Nazila Ghavami Kivi

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

This project centers around artworks of Meghan Trainor and Doktora Kaligari’s Cabinet. Meghan Trainor identifies as a digital hedgewitch and in her artworks examines the history of knowledge production and technology. Throughout her artworks, she creates new narratives around subjects like programming, electricity and women’s place in their creation. The members of the Kaligari Cabinet identify as cyborg witches and in their artwork examine how women’s bodies have been and still are subjected to technology. Their artistic performances look at the violent history and retell narratives of gynecology. Kaligaris Cabinet uses their bodies to retell that story.
Using the cyborg imagery, feminist theory of technology, and Silvia Federici’s understanding of creation of the category of a witch, we investigate how their artistic practices create a poetic spaces for utopian visions.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato2018
Antal sider46
VejledereJulia Suárez-Krabbe

Emneord

  • witchcraft
  • cyborgs
  • technology
  • decolonialism