Charlotte Eifler: Feminism is a Browser

 
  • ©, Charlotte Eifler

  • ©, Charlotte Eifler

  • ©, Charlotte Eifler

  • ©, Charlotte Eifler


Artist Statement:


    A cyber entity intertwines with an international feminist network and questions the future of the internet.

    Feminism is a Browser introduces us to the history and thoughts of great female media pioneers. Some of them received acknowledgment for their work, others did not. The project highlights their important projects at the beginning of Internet technology (and after) and opens a bridge between generations.

    Yeva is a fictional cyber entity and bored in the vastness of their webspace. They were created in the 90s by the first generation of FACES, an international network of media pioneers founded by Diana McCarty, Valie Djordjevic and Kathy Rae Huffman. These women have been communicating for more than 20 years through an email list to support each other in the tech world. They are hackers, net activists, media artists, cyberpunks and web researchers. Yeva has access to the mail archive and raises many questions towards their so-called ‘mothers‘: Why did they create Yeva, who or what embodies the Internet and how do the images and utopias of cyberspace transform? As the server freezes, Yeva decides to leave the webspace Rosegarden and meet their mothers in the physical world. An essayistic documentary journey begins, a feminist revision of the Internet.


Video:

 

Charlotte Eifler – Feminism is a Browser from ACM SIGGRAPH on Vimeo.



Other Information:


    Communication, Feminism, History, and Intergenerational