Join us for a hot and messy dgtl fmnsm night with a new and extended edition of GLEAM, our live online show. This time around, GLEAM will include spectacular performances, both IRL and live-streamed on Telegram as well as video screenings and readings. GLEAM is curated by new media artist Shawné Michaelain Holloway and framed by a discourse compiled by interaction designer and AI ethics researcher Nushin Yazdani.
Afterwards, let your ego collapse to the tunes of Milan-based musician Hazina Francia aka Tadleeh. All of the above will take place inside of and as part of the immersive Space Design by artist duo Die blaue Distanz.
Tarren Johnson (artist ＆ choreographer) and Joel Cocks (artist ＆designer) will present Dripfeed.tv
Episode 3, as a part of their online residence with dgtl fmnsm.
GLEAM, LIVE OFFLINE : HOT MESS///
A show with Tiara Roxanne, Maque Pereyras, Biitsi, Anna Zett, American Artist, Nicole Killian, X’ene Sky, Jamila Woods
Hosted by shawné michaelain holloway & Philisha Kay
**We’re in it deep :**
The extension cord salad, the accidental text sent months after you stopped speaking, the leaked Drake x Future tracks, the DMs from your crush in a city across the ocean, the tape over your computer’s front facing camera, the lost screenshot, the offensive autocorrect, the delivery from Fashion Nova, the makeup tutorial, the surprise phone call in the middle of class, the photo of you and your family in matching pajamas that you use as a background, your forgotten downloads folder, your greasy screen, your tired texting thumbs, your profile picture that doesn’t look like you anymore, your new selfie face, your secret OnlyFans account.
**We’re in it together :**
The barrage of notifications from popular news that only tell of the bad stuff, the “Oops, I broke my screen,” the automatic face filters that turn brown skin lighter, the subscription fees, the amber alerts, the stolen data, the stolen tweets, being trolled, watching government officials fight on social media, canceling TMZ for leaking the news about Kobe but tolerating with FOX News, the heckling of the girls who spoke up, the police brutality trauma porn, the signed petitions, the right wing memes, the flat tummy tea, the creation of SESTA/FOSTA, and all the accounts deleted because of nudity but not racism.
**Let’s hit pause in front of our light.**
ₗ̲ shawné michaelain holloway
Anna Zett is a Berlin-based artist, filmmaker and writer. Their work considers processes of sense-making through association, narrative and contact, directing attention to physical situations not aligned with logocentric power and technology. In 2014 they published their first two longer videos, the outcome of several years of research & filmmaking, which were screened internationally in various contexts and institutions. Zett has written and directed two experimental radio plays for German public radio (DLF 2015, BR 2017) and (co-) hosted participatory formats between storytelling and choreography. In 2019 they presented two solo exhibitions (Zionskirche Berlin, Or Gallery Vancouver) and published their first book "Artificial Gut Feeling“ (Divided Publishing).
Biitsi, based in Helsinki, Finland, and formed in 2015, consists of Kim Modig
and Heidi M. Wee
. Under this moniker, they create music, performances, and collaborative works together with practitioners from performance, dance, and media art. Recently, Biitsi composed the score for the choreographic work Grâce, by Anna Torkkel & co. For their 2018 music video Feminine, they joined forces with the Greek fashion label Daglara
Coinciding with DGTL FMSNM festival, the Finnish national radio is broadcasting Biitsi’s latest work, an essay titled Silver Epoch, that looks at the seniorization of countries such as Finland, asking what it will mean to art and culture.
Taking its cue from the themes discussed in Silver Epoch, for their Berlin debut Biitsi has created a sonic performance: a space where one can reflect the effects ageism causes, not only to individual lives, but for our appreciation of art and aesthetics.
Dr. Tiara Roxanne is an Indigenous- Mestís cyberfeminist scholar and artist based in Berlin. Her research and artistic practice investigates the encounter between the Indigenous Body and AI. More particularly, she explores the colonial structure embedded within artificial intelligence learning systems in her writing and her performance art thru textile work. Currently, her work is mediated through the color red. Tiara has presented her work at SOAS (London), SLU (Madrid), Transmediale (Berlin), Duke University (NC), re:publica (Berlin), Tech Open Air (Berlin), AMOQA (Athens), among others. She is currently a Researcher at DeZIM-Institut in Berlin, Germany.
Tabita Rezaire is infinity incarnated into an agent of healing, who uses art as a mean to unfold the soul. Her cross-dimensional practices envision network sciences - organic, electronic and spiritual - as healing technologies to serve the shift towards heart consciousness.
Nicole Killian's work uses graphic design, publishing, video, objects and installation to investigate how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer perspective. They are interested in the repetition, looping, and dissemination of content. They think about catnip and bird toys, scratching and the depths (or voids) of the desktop folder.
Nicole is currently the co-director of the Design, Visual Communications MFA and Assistant Professor in the Department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University and recently served as guest editor for the Walker Art Center's Soundboard and organized How Will We Queer Design Education without Compromise?
American Artist is an artist whose work considers black labor and visibility within networked life. They are a former resident of Abrons Art Center and EYEBEAM and completed the Whitney Independent Study program as an artist in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions include My Blue Window, Queens Museum, Corona, New York, 2019; Dignity Images: Bayview-Hunters Point, Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, California, 2019; and I'm Blue (If I Was _____ I Would Die), Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, New York, 2019. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Artforum, ARTnews, and Huffington Post.
photo credit: Michelle-Gutiérrez-Fernández @caribe_lunar
Maque Pereyra is a Berlin based dancer, performer, dj, dancer and spiritual activist. In 2018 she finished the MA SoDA program at UdK-HZT. A DAAD scholarship in the field of performing arts was granted to her from 2016 until 2018. In her home country, Bolivia, she obtained a BA degree in Psychology in 2014. Her work was prized twice (2013-2014) with the arts award “Premio Plurinacional Eduardo Abaroa” and was shown in different festivals and venues internationally. She is currently receiving the Studio Grant at District with the Research ‘ Yoggaton as Empowerment and Decolonial Body practice’. Yoggaton is a movement practice she developed, that aims to work at physical, spiritual, mental, emotional and decolonial levels and through it construct self and social awareness about the connections and interdependence of spiritual colonization, sexual agency and systemic oppression.
X’ene Sky is a classically trained pianist, composer, singer and performance artist. X’ene’s work finds itself situated in the interstices of enslaved queer women, negro spirituals, critical fabulation and the itchy scratch your skin parts of relating intimately to others. Playing the piano since the age of four, she is constantly experimenting and interrogating the ways her instrument grows and changes alongside her. Through extended techniques like creating movement on top the piano, singing into/beside/underneath and planting as a vehicle of ancestral communication via performance, X’ene hopes to keep finding the ways and places that give her space to grow.
Jamila Woods is a poet, musician & educator from Chicago, IL. She is the editor of BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic, an anthology of poetry by Black women in the age of hip-hop. Her second studio album, LEGACY! LEGACY! was released in 2019 by JagJaguwar Records.