SubRosa

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subRosa is a cyberfeminist organization led by artists Faith Wilding and Hyla Willis.

subRosa Manifesto:

"subRosa's name honors feminist pioneers in art, activism, labor, science, and politics: Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosie the Riveter, Rosa Parks and Rosie Franklin.

subRosa is a reproducible cyberfeminist cell of cultural researchers committed to combining art, activism, and politics to explore and critique the effects of the intersections of the new information and biotechnologies on women's bodies, lives, and work.

subRosa produces artworks, activist campaigns and projects, publications, media interventions, and public forums that make visible the effects of the interconnections of technology, gender, and difference; feminism and global capital; new bio and medical technologies and women's health; and the changed conditions of labor and reproduction for women in the integrated circuit.

subRosa practices a situational embodied feminist politics nourished by conviviality, self-determination, and the desire for affirmative alliances and coalitions.

Let a million subRosas bloom!"[1]

"subRosa is a mutable (cyber)feminist art collective combining art, social activism and politics to explore and critique the intersections of information and bio technologies on women’s bodies, lives and work. Since its founding in 1998, subRosa has developed situated, trans-disciplinary, performative, and discursive practices that create open-ended environments where participants engage with objects, texts, digital technologies, and critical learning experiences interacting with each other and the artists."[2] Next to the same thing that happen before.

subRosa works of art can be found at venues around the world such as: ArtUp, Bootlab, Mass Moca and Amarika and many others found on subRosa's page.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Flanagan, Mary, and Soyin Looui. “Rethinking the F Word: A Review of Activist Art on the Internet.” NWSA Journal 19 (2007): 181-200.
  • Motter, Jennifer L. “Feminist Virtual World Activism: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, Guerrilla Girls BroadBand, and subRosa.” Visual Culture and Gender 6 (2011): 109-119.
  • subRosa. “Bodies Unlimited: A Decade of subRosa’s Art Practice.” n.paradoxa 28 (2011): 16-25.

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