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Salon of Open Secrets - SOS: “New materialism, feminist practices”

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with Karin Reisinger, Patricia J. Reis, Taguhi Torosyan, Stefanie Wuschitz, Barbara Huber and Karina Jarrett

Event within the Frame of 100 years of Admitting Women to Study at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

SOS stands for Salon of Open Secrets*. Now what does that mean?

What are Open Secrets? The elephants in the room? Gossip? Publicly censored and stigmatised topics? Everything at the same time, but not exclusively. We define Open Secrets as a very situated niche of embodied experiences, know-hows and fun – of being female*, of bending binaries with/through/in art, technologies, engineering and materials science and of connecting to each other in the most unexpected and life-assuring ways.

SOS is a virtual reenactment of our cozy hackerspace studio/gallery. It is a place, a conversation, happening and relationship. Our Salon wants to reconnect to all of you out there making and creating, succeeding and failing to do things and to think with things. With those who manage to stay fascinated with the promise that technologies always held: to create a better and more liveable future for all.

*Format: Each month, we will be holding an open online conversation with an artist, feminist, hacker, maker, scientist on the existing challenges and their solutions – weaving an interconnected web of materials, components, ecologies, economies, labor, hardware, geographies, ethics and politics of becoming in our more than human world.

Karin Reisinger – feministische Ökologien