News From Where We Are # 5.
London, 6 May 2021
Marc Garett in conversation with Cornelia Sollfrank as part of The Radical Friendship Podcast Series by Furtherfield, London.
Cornelia Sollfrank and Felix Stalder / 2021
The two editors of the volume Aesthetics of the Commons (Diaphanes 2021), Cornelia Sollfrank and Felix Stalder, discuss with Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC) the potential and meanings of the digital commons in creating new subjectivities and new imaginaries on and off the internet.
Athens / 31 May 2021
Framed by her long-standing research on collaborative practices, geographer and ethnographer Penny Travlou introduces two projects she has been involved lately: Platohedro, a space, a platform and community based in Medellín, Colombia, and the Feminist Autonomous Research Center in Athens (FAC). Platohedro refers to the indigenous concepts of Buen Vivir and Buen Conocer and works on adapting them to the contemporary living conditions in urban societies, while FAC puts an emphasis on commnity-based autonomous knowledge production. Both are concerned with forms of thinking and working together that allow for creating alternatives to extractivist, colonial, racist and anti-feminist modes of (knowledge)production.
Vienna / 12 May 2021
Patrícia J. Reis and Stefanie Wuschitz from Mz*Baltazar’s Laboratory interview Cornelia Sollfrank about her ground-breaking work in early Cyberfeminism until now. They discuss the dynamics of collaboration, the sharing of experience and knowledge; they talk about autonomous infrastructures, platforms of visibility and many other topics.
Vienna / 5 May 2021
Cornelia Sollfrank interviewed by Severin Matusek on the occasion of Creative Days Vienna, The Vienna Business Agency.
London / 31 March 2021
The two editors of the volume Aesthetics of the Commons (Diaphanes 2021), Cornelia Sollfrank and Felix Stalder, discuss with WPCC journal the potential and meanings of the digital commons in creating new subjectivities and new imaginaries on and off the internet.
London, 9 December 2020
Interview of Cornelia Sollfrank for Museum of Contemporary Digital Art (MoCDA), London. Maria Cynkier talks with the artist about her creative practice, generative art, the power of decentralization and commons, and resisting patriarchal structures in tech.
House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK) / Basel / 16 September 2018
In this interview, Femke and Spideralex talk about their shared practice of engaging with what they call feminist technologies. They discuss their understanding of technology as an embodied practice, that bears desired relations as well as terrible connections. How can we live in ungracious times? They explore, how digital infrastructure could work differently with the help of the feminist server, which is both a real server, a need, and at the same time a thinking tool. Within this discussion, they also address questions of autonomy versus ongoingness, the role of language as a tool of investigation, and the cultural dimensions of technology like expectations of servitude behind functionality. Conducted by Cornelia Sollfrank as part of the Creating Commons research project.
Interview zur Transmediale 2019, veröffentlicht in der taz am 31.1.2019. Cornelia Sollfrank war in den Neunzigern Mitgründerin des Cyberfeminismus. Den Begriff findet sie heute nicht mehr passen. Ein Gespräch über Utopien und die Macht sozialer Medien von Marlene Halser.
Berlin / April 2019
A conversation between Marisella Ouma (KEN) and Cornelia Sollfrank (D), moderated by Lina Brion. The conversation about different concepts and traditions of a collaborative responsibility for intangible cultural heritage took place on the sidelines of the festival „Find the File“ in April 2019 at the House of World Cultures in Berlin, where both participated in a panel discussion about accessibility and reuse of archival material. German translation in: 100 Years of Copyright, Detlef Diederichsen and Lina Brion (eds.), Matthes & Seitz, Berlin.
Berlin / April 2019
Ein Gespräch zwischen Marisella Ouma (KEN) und Cornelia Sollfrank (D), moderiert von Lina Brion. Das Gespräch über verschiedene Konzepte und Traditionen einer gemeinschaftlichen Verantwortung für immaterielles kulturelles Erbe fand am Rande des Festivals „Find the File“ im April 2019 im Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin auf Englisch statt, wo beide an einer Diskussionsrunde über Zugänglichkeit und Wiederverwendung von Archivmaterial teilnahmen. Deutsche Übersetzung in: 100 Jahre Copyright, Detlef Diederichsen und Lina Brion (Hrsg.), Matthes & Seitz, Berlin.
House of Electronic Arts (HeK) / Basel / 9 January 2019
House of Electronic Arts / Basel / 15 June 2018
In this interview, Laurence Rassel talks about her work with and inside institutions as emerging through continuous communal practice. She discusses the importance of feminist thinking, open-source technology culture, and Institutional Psychotherapy for her work of making an institution a practice of all of those involved, or in her words: instituting. Conducted by Cornelia Sollfrank as part of the Creating Commons research project.
Interview by Alessandro Ludovico, published in: neural #61, Speculative Pink, 2018, pp 06-09.
An Interview with Cornelia Sollfrank by Michael Connor, rhizome, New York. The interview was conducted on the occasion of rhizome’s publication of the Net.Art Anthology, 9 March 2017.
Berlin / October 2017
Interview mit Cornelia Sollfrank von Juliane Stiegele, veröffentlicht im Band Utopia Toolbox.2
On the basis of filmed interviews, GWYDH collects and presents statements from artists whose work contributes to the production and preservation of digital commons. Artistic research project commissioned by the Post-Media Lab, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany, 2013. Participants: Sean Dockray, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dmitry Kleiner, Marcell Mars, Piracy Project, Femke Snelting.
Four legal experts elaborate on copyright issues related to the net.art generator – from a legal perspective. Four-channel video installation, (12 to 15 minutes each). German with English subtitles.
In 2004 Cornelia Sollfrank submitted the anonymous_warhol-flowers to four copyright law experts and filmed their responses. Instead of displaying prints of the automatically generated images, these expert videos were installed at [plug.in] Basel. The interviews not only illustrate the different appraisals of the situation by various experts but also clearly demonstrate the legal grey area between artistic freedom and the letter of the law resulting from artistic appropriation. Aesthetic necessities and legal logic appear irreconcilable. Thanks to the participating lawyers: Peter Eller, Munich; Jens Brelle, Hamburg; DrsRolf auf der Maur, Zurich; Dr Sven Krüger, Hamburg.
Women Hackers is an artistic research project undertaken in 1999/2000. First part was a research on women hackers in the digital underground. The research has been summarized in a report. From there, Sollfrank developed two interventions: a Guide to Geek Girls, and the video interview with the fictitious female hacker Clara S0pht.
Berlin / 10 September 1998
Interview with Cornelia Sollfrank, by Tilman Baumgärtel about Female Extension. Published in: [net.art] – Materialien zur Netzkunst, Tilman Baumgärtel, Verlag für moderne Kunst, 1999.
Berlin / 10.September 1998
Interview mit Cornelia Sollfrank, von Tilman Baumgärtel. Veröffentlicht in: netz.kunst, Jahrbuch 98-99, Institut für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, 1999. [net.art] – Materialien zur Netzkunst, Tilman Baumgärtel, Verlag für moderne Kunst, 1999.
19. Juni 1997, telepolis, Heise Verlag.
Auszüge aus einem Gespräch zwischen Cornelia Sollfrank und Frank Barth, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Galerie der Gegenwart, dem neuen Erweiterungsbau der Hamburger Kunsthalle. Anlässlich seiner Eröffnung am 23. Februar 1997 schrieb das Museum den ersten institutionellen Preis für Internet-Kunst aus. Sollfrank nahm dies zum Anlass, das Projekt Female Extension zu entwickeln.