~*cybertwee HQ virtual artist talk series
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
disvisibility (n.): “away,” “apart,” or “asunder” visibility; a visibility bound to an object or body that can be redistributed so as to disappear.
♡♡ cybertwee ♡♡ is excited to announce our second virtual artist talk, this time welcoming Ragna Rök Jóns to the “stage” !~*
In this <<.:*cybertwee HQ*:.>> virtual artist-talk series, we are super stoked to have the artists in the <<.:*cybertwee HQ*:.>> give us the behind-the-scenes scoop on their artwork in the show, & tell us about their influences, process, and how their work intersects with #cybertwee, all using tinychat and#WebRTC for screensharing!
✧・ﾟ: *✧・ﾟ:* *:・ﾟ✧*:・ﾟ✧ .・゜゜・ ・゜゜・． ｡
Ragna Rök Jóns is a writer / artist / performer who’s geographic location is almost as ephemeral as her work itself. She uses the tools of new media to explore what she has coined as The New Transfeminisms (working in the shadows of Andrea Crespo, Juliana Huxtable, and other trans new media artists-thinkers), and to shed (LED) light on newfound reformulations of visibilty, violence, trauma, and transfeminisms in the 21st century.
// Ragna Rök Jóns is trying to break up with an algorithm that won’t leave her alone, unlike any stalker that has come before her time. At the intersections of transfeminist criticism and new media praxis, rök develops new technical and conceptual ways to become “disvisible” in a time when invisibility is unattainable as modernity loses grip on the globalizing mechanisms of digital capital. She will perform trial #17 of disvisibilities’ centerpiece _multiscreens_ for this talk, discussing how to stay safe as a marginal femme in between IRL and online spaces. Promise you won’t tell him where she’ll be next week? //
Via Periscope, Tinychat, and other outlets. ♥