PREMIERE! Virtual Exhibition “Acquired Immunity” [FEMeeting WEB 2020] and Virtual Dialogue

Date/Time
Date(s) - Friday 05/29/2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The virtual dialogue on May 29, 2020 at 4 PM Eastern time with an international network of women artists in response to the pandemic “sold” out, but don’t panic! You can still see the event live stream here:

https://www.facebook.com/femeeting

And, you can check out the new virtual exhibition Acquired Immunity at your convenience in the relative comfort and security of your own home!

MORE INFO about FEMeeting WEB 2020 
On March 11th we announced the cancelling of the first FEMeeting Troy and FEMeeting Paris for reasons connected with the COVID-19 pandemic. The two events scheduled for March 20th-21st 2020 marked the start of FEMeeting communities, focusing on the support of research and artistic creation developed locally by individuals who identify as women. Instead, Spring ’20 brought the flourishing of FEMeeting WEB, dedicated to the presentation of digital, alternative forms of gathering and overall encouragement to collective personal exchange in times of physical lock-down. 

FEMeeting WEB 2020 is organized with Kathy High and Branda Miller, from Media Sanctuary’s NATURE Lab Initiative (North Troy Art, Technology, and Urban Research in Ecology), and Annick Bureaud, from Leonardo/Olats, together with FEMeeting co-founders Marta de Menezes and Dalila Honorato, with the support of Cultivamos Cultura.

FEMeeting’s main purpose is to disseminate projects that are being carried out by women in its broadest interpretation (individuals who identify themselves as women, cis-gender and non-cis-gender, gender-fluid, and independent of their sex and gender) in order to contribute (a) to the development of research methodologies in art and science and (b) to the development of collaboration strategies that can increase knowledge sharing and bring communities together.

FEMeeting WEB 2020 includes the “Acquired Immunity” video podcasts sent by the members of the FEMeeting community at large, the “All Women Crew Podcasts,” and the 2020 Space Art Science Workshop organized to celebrate women in art, astronautics and astronomy.  Artistic submissions were created in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

FEMeeting Herstory
Launched in 2017, the conference “FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology” was driven by the desire to develop and promote more direct collaboration between individuals who identify as women. The idea behind FEMeeting was orchestrated by the Portuguese artist Marta de Menezes and scholar Dalila Honorato, after realizing that women in the field of Art and Science have an unquestionable presence worldwide. FEMeeting acknowledges the social relevance of a core community and its role for the future. 

The two first FEMeetings took place in Portugal and were organized by Cultivamos Cultura. The outcomes of 2018 and 2019 conferences have been many and, though most are intangible, among the project’s distinguishable objectives there are: (a) a strong personal support through instant internet communication between women doing research work (in the broadest sense of the term) in art, science and technology (b) and the encouragement towards the formation of local nodes to support research and artistic creation developed to enable a wide network of direct communication among them and encourage trust. In recognition of the vital role of grassroots creative praxis in building our growing global network, FEMeeting announces its first community meetings taking place this Spring: FEMeeting: Troy 2020 and FEMeeting: Paris 2020.

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