live

Caring and Narrating

1 December 2023, Berlin, Gallery /rosa

Presentation of two books: Yvonne Volkart, Technologies of Care. From Sensing Technologies to an Aesthetics of Attention in a More-than-Human World, and Birgit Schneider, Der Anfang einer neuen Welt. Wie wir vom Klimawandel erzählen, ohne zu verstummen. Berlin: Matthes & Seitz 2023. Moderated by Cornelia Sollfrank. More info: https://www.panke.gallery/event/caring-and-narrating/

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project

#purplenoise

Since 2018
#purplenoise is an interdisciplinary technofeminist research group that uses real-life events to explore social media as the arena for protest and political activation. The group was initiated in 2018 by Cornelia Sollfrank.

https://purplenoise.org/

live

Cyberfeminism Index Book Launch and Reading

trust.support / Berlin / 25 January 2023

Book launch of Cyberfeminism Index together with Mindy Seu (New York). In Cyberfeminism Index (cyberfeminismindex.com/), hackers, scholars, artists, and activists of all regions, races and sexual orientations consider how humans might reconstruct themselves by way of technology. Edited by designer and researcher Mindy Seu, Cyberfeminism Index includes more than 700 short entries of radical techno-critical activism in a variety of media, including excerpts from academic articles and scholarly texts; descriptions of hackerspaces, digital rights activist groups, and bio-hacktivism; and depictions of feminist net art and new media art.

https://trust.support/events/cyberfeminism-index-book-launch-and-reading

exhibition

WetWare

New York / June 2022

WETWARE showcases nine artists to celebrate and support their work and the upcoming publication CYBERFEMINISM INDEX. The curator Mindy Seu presents seminal cyberfeminist artworks as NFTs in collaboration with the New Museum and Feral File. Artists include: Cornelia Sollfrank, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Linda Dement, Mary Maggic, Morehshin Allahyari, Prema Murthy, Shu Lea Cheang, Skawennati, and VNS Matrix.

https://feralfile.com/exhibitions/wetware-tkl

interview, research

Forms of Ongoingness, Interview with Femke Snelting and spideralex

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.

https://creatingcommons.zhdk.ch/forms-of-ongoingness/index.html

interview, publication

Ich wäre gern ein richtig guter Troll.

Portrait Künstlerin Medienkünstlerin Cornelia Sollfrank, 2019, in Berlin © Amélie Losier / Agentur Focus

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.

https://taz.de/Interview-zur-Transmediale/!5566843/

interview, publication

Speculative Pink.

Interview by Alessandro Ludovico, published in: neural #61, Speculative Pink, 2018, pp 06-09.

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exhibition, project

Commons Lab

Montréal / 2017

Commons Lab took place in 2017 at Studio xx in Montréal. It was a space for exploring issues that arise at the intersection of +feminism+digital+art+commons. A strong visual language created the framework within which workshops and screenings took place. In-person and group conversations reflected and tested tools and techniques of collaboration, and produced and shared knowledge and skills. Special attention was given to the collaboration between local and translocal actors.

Project website: https://artwarez.org/projects/commonslab/

https://www.ada-x.org/en/activities/commons-lab-ressources-personnes-processus-cornelia-sollfrank/Commons