Mz* Baltazar’s Lab is very proud to launch the 1st** Stage of Female* Artist Index Vienna website!
**We will continue on working and add many more fantastic* artists very soon….
Female* Artist Index Vienna is an online platform and directory which amplifies the visibility of female* artists working within the intersection of science, technologies, and feminism, in Vienna, specifically artists working on/with developing hardware/tools/materials for their artistic practices.
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
The number of local and international events of different formats providing platform for production, display, knowledge transfer and dissemination of works by female* artists is currently growing, but so far there has been little focus on female*s who blur the boundaries between the feminist scientific, technological and other artistic practices.
Female* Artist Index Vienna expands the visibility to the emerging scene of female* artists that work or worked in Vienna with a focus on making their own hardware or/and tools for their artists practice.
It serves the work of artists who challenge common perceptions of how technology looks and feels like, in a climate catastrophe future.
Additionally it boosts the position of female, feminist and non-binary artists in the male-centered art scene.
Female* Artist Index was initiated by Mz* Baltazar‘s Laboratory, a collective of five artists from different, intersectional feminist strands working with open hardware as artistic material, rooting its practice in open source philosophy, tech literacy and peer-production.
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Patricia J. Reis, Ana Fernandes, Lale Rodgarkia-Dara, Taguhi Torosyan and Stefanie Wuschitz build the chair of the non-profit association and as such organize exhibitions, workshops and networking events in Vienna since more than ten years, caring for the communities’ commons such as shared tools, skills and a offspace/makerspace in the 20th district of Vienna. Three chair members simultaneously work on developing feminist hardware for artistic practice and therefore encountered a gap when it comes to making visible and connecting artists in the sphere of feminist (new) materialist art.
This project was funded by the Creative Industries Grant offered by The Vienna Business Agency, through the support given to the non-profit organization Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory.
We kindly thank all the artists and collaborators involved in this project.
This website is owned by the non-profit organization
Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory
Patrícia J. Reis, Taguhi Torosyan, Stefanie Wuschitz, Catarina Reis
GRAPHIC CONCEPT, DESIGN, CODE
Catarina Reis, supported by Cargo site