Festival de cultura feminista

22 y 23 de diciembre en Arteleku y Kaskazuri Restaurant & Pub
Organiza: Plazandreok
Invitados/as: Arakis, Girls Who Like Porno, Pripublikarrak, Begoña & Jawata, Izaskun Álvarez, PTQK, Itziar Zugadi, Mujeres creando, O.R.G.I.A., Las Petrushkas, Medeak, Savage-Gil & Yubia, Munlet y Hernaniko DJ Eskola & Placida Ye-Yé.

¿Qué es Feministaldia?
Feministaldia es un festival de cultura feminista, un juego irónico pero constructivo que pretende visibilizar a todas aquellas mujeres creadoras y activistas, que desde distintos lugares y maneras trabajan para alterar significados, cuestionar formas y fondos, contar nuevas historias…

¿Cuáles son los objetivos de Feministaldia?
Además de visibilizar el trabajo de las mujeres creadoras y activistas, Feministaldia pretende romper los clichés y estereotipos que aún pesan sobre el feminismo en general y sobre las mujeres feministas en particular. Queremos reivindicar la palabra feminismo como lo que realmente es, una teoría y una práctica crítica, pero profundamente democrática, y absolutamente actual. Queremos difundir el feminismo de una manera nueva, fresca y, por qué no, atractiva.

¿Qué actividades habrá dentro de Feministaldia?
El festival está compuesto por tres actividades principales: una parte divulgativa, donde a través de charlas, acciones y videos distintas personas y colectivos nos darán cuenta de sus ideas y actividades; una parte práctica, con talleres de empoderamiento dirigidos a mujeres; y una parte lúdica, de encuentro, donde disfrutar de buena música.


cyberfeminist wanted

Dear Artists!

We would like to invite women artists working in the fields of cyberfeminism and new media to an open exhibition starting on March 8, 2007, the International Women's Day, in the rooms of the Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna. The founding of this first artists association in Austria in 1910 was a reaction to the general exclusion of women artists from the artworld and resulted from the first women's movements and its international networking. We see feminisms today for the most part as being depoliticized. Therefore, past forward focuses on the question: how are depoliticizing aspects emerging today in light of global politics?

We are opening a public space for an exhibition, real meetings, presentations, panels, discussions, performances, concerts, happenings ... past forward will become a great gathering of cyberfeminists and new media artists.

past forward, cyber fems virtual real: Participation in the exhibition cyber fems virtual real is free by submitting your project websites (net art projects, websites including video, animations, interactivity, poetry, activism, personal websites, virtual women spaces ...). Online works will be presented both as real paper hangings and as online room installation projections as cyber fems virtual real.

past forward, cyber fems real saturday meetings: You are also invited to propose a presentation, panel, discussion, performance, concert, happening or djane acting for the cyber fems real saturday meetings taking place throughout March, 2007.

Submission for cyber fems real saturday meetings: Choose a date and time for your real appearance and send us your proposal. We will try to accommodate your preferences, if there is a scheduling conflict we will let you know.

Submission for past forward, cyber fems virtual real exhibition and also for past forward, cyber fems real saturday meetings:

Artist Name:
Short personal statement about cyberfeminism:
website / project URL:
Technical requirements:
Your Proposal for the cyber fems real saturday meetings:

To participate please e-mail to vbkoe@vbkoe.org until Friday the 26th of
January, 2007




Portugal’s Not So Far Away After All

Here’s a recent story that didn’t make it into the U.S. news: A Portuguese court sentenced a doctor to three years and eight months in jail for performing illegal abortions. (Abortion is legal in Portugal only in cases of rape or maternal endangerment.) The doctor’s clinic assistant received 16 months in the pokey, and the three criminals—sorry, women—accused of having the abortions were handed jail terms of six months each. No word, naturally, on whether the impregnators were similarly punished.
read more at BITCH


men are from venus women are from mars - or was it the other way around?
de venus a marte


>normal love

>precarious sex. precarious work
>The point of departure for the exhibition are the photographs and texts of the »maid of all >work«, Hannah Cullwick, who lived in Victorian London. They are archived at Trinity College, >Cambridge, and will be shown for the first time outside England.
>Hannah Cullwick not only cleaned from early in the morning until late at night in various >households, she also produced a series of remarkable staged photographs, numerous diaries, >and letters. She was very proud of her »masculinity«, of her strength, her muscles, and her big,> dirty hands.
>Her portraits and self-portraits, which show her not only as a domestic servant, but also in >»class drag« or »ethnic drag«, were part of a sado-masochistic relationship that Hannah >Cullwick was involved in with Arthur Munby, a bourgeois man. Interestingly, it was elements >of her hard work in the household that provided the material for their SM scenes.
>Building on this connection between sex and labor, »normal love« looks at the role of sexuality >in how power functions within the field of work. The exhibition asks whether the crossing of >social hierarchies of class, gender, and race that Hannah Cullwick staged and that she so >obviously desired have today become generalized into a paradoxical requirement. How are we >interpellated or addressed in the field of work? What role does sexuality play in the >»voluntary« taking on of long workdays or hierarchically organized »places«? What happens if >these places are mobilized and crossed? How can they be reworked or »queered«? The
>contributions by the participating artists do not refer back to power, but rather show an >»engagement with power« (Muñoz).
>In conjunction with the exhibition, a catalog will appear on b_books with texts by José Esteban >Muñoz and Renate Lorenz (February 2007).
>funding provided by hauptstadtkulturfonds
>supported by künstlerhaus bethanien


Carla Cruz, works and lives in Porto (Portugal). She is the guest-artist during october-december at KulturÖsterbotten´s Artist in Residence programme Ateljé Stundars.

opening 8th December

until 21st od december
tuesdays - wednesdays and thursdays 12:00 -16:00
sundays - 12:00 - 18:00



Welcome - Stundars 3rd of December 14:00 - Solf - Finland
Carla Cruz

Every year thousands of people leave their home towns, their countries, in search of a better life, a bearable life. These people normally travel from countryside to bigger towns, from pourer countries to richer countries, from countries at war or with totalitarian regimes to democratic and peaceful countries. These people – emigrants – are the motor of several high income developed countries that wouldn’t be able to maintain the level of production and quality of life without them.

History is made of this migrations and search for ways of supporting oneself and families. With them, migrants bring knowledge, other perspectives on the world, technology, culture, and carry back other knowledge, different ways of thinking and doing, wealth, affecting in this manner the development on their home countries. For some countries a huge part of their income is brought by emigrants. For the hosting countries, several, with a considerable rate of aging population, these immigrants brought youth and production strength. For one should not forget the industry it can be for one to set oneself in motion to migrate. In addition international immigrants are in general male between 20 and 40 years old and highly motivated.

Many countries within European Union were for more than two centuries primarily emigration countries and gradually in the last 50 years became destinations for international migrants.

“Having lost more than 1 million people as emigrants during previous hundred years, in the 90’s Finland became a country of immigration” still the biggest group of immigrants are persons who reside in Finland through marriage and a considerable portion of the foreigners are returned Finnish emigrants or their children, who have the citizenship of another country.

Likewise Portugal, who has about 4.3 million people living abroad, recently became the interest of migrants.

“The principles of democracy, respect for human and civil rights taken together with freedom of movement would seem,” in the view of John Parry, as he speaks about the European Union, “to demand a common citizenship which is inclusive, not exclusive and based on equality. It would not challenge national citizenship but broader in scope. Above all, it would respect different cultures, languages and costumes of its diverse population.” But this is only within our boarders for the “right to leave any country, including his own”, which part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has no similar position regarding entry of non citizens.

Therefore this visionary Union faces (or cover) daily the tragic fate of those who cross the Mediterranean Sea and other borders, illegally, on the quest of a better life.

Today we will ironically welcome one of those immigrants, which sometimes the European Union seems to congratulate their failure, singing:

Ja, må du leva, Ja, må leva, Ja, må du (han,hon, dom) leva uti hundrade år.



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