This new “final frontier” we call cyberspace is expanding every minute, thronging with avatars and activists, grrls and geeks, Xenas and xenophobes, all industriously carving out their own corners. As we gather on-line to find information, exchange stories, play games, imagine, complain and critique, we begin to affect the “netscape.” But can our participation affect the real world, too?
This virtually oriented exhibition presents examples from a spectrum of cyberactivism undertaken by women. Using a range of digital techniques, such as hacking, modding, graphic design, web design, and database programming, the projects address an equally diverse range of issues: intellectual property, anti-corporatism, First Nations/non-Native relations, faith and voyeurism. Through their works, the artists of Citoyennes.net present us with scenarios from nearby parallel universes that give us fresh perspectives on this one, as well as ideas and methods as to how, if we so desire, we can change it.
Canada Council for the Arts - Canadian Heritage - Government of Canada - Manitoba Arts Council - Winnipeg Arts Council