Rottstr5-Kunsthallen | Women In New Media Art (WINMA): “WOMEN IN MEDIA ART LAB BEEP”

Women in New Media
Women in New Media

Rottstr5-Kunsthallen | Women In New Media Art (WINMA): “WOMEN IN MEDIA ART LAB BEEP”

Women In New Media Art (WINMA) | Rottstr5-Kunsthallen

Media Art FundWorkshop

Duration: October 2022

The Media Artists’ Lab took place from 10-15 October 2022.

Women in New Media Art and Rottstr5-Kunsthallen were organising a one-week media art lab by women artists for women artists in NRW for the first time. Six female media artists had the opportunity to exchange their working methods, get to know each other and work artistically and technically together. Female media artists could apply for an open call.

When selecting the artists, the diversity of the applicants’ artistic genres was taken into account in order to stimulate an interdisciplinary creative process on the one hand and to be able to investigate different conceptual and technical approaches within media art on the other. Applications from artists from the fields of video and sound art, virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence and coding as well as colleagues who conceive hybrid or purely digital performance formats were welcomed.

The aim of the project was to bring together women media artists in a free environment to create collaborative works. In terms of content, the lab focussed on examining one’s own identity as a media artist. What particular challenges must be overcome? How can specific media skills be acquired? What presentation spaces and discourses exist and where do women media artists find their position?

The lab participants were provided with infrastructure to develop one or more joint interdisciplinary media art projects. It was also accompanied by a series of interviews with other media artists. The aim was to find out the needs and potential, which were documented on film. The results were published on a project website and are a first step towards establishing a platform for women media artists. In the long term, it is planned to establish an interactive network for women in media art.

The jury consisted of the organisers Christine Bödeker, Anastasija Delidova and Roberta de Lacerda Medina (Women in New Media Art) and Seta Guetsoyan (Rottstr5 Kunsthallen).

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 7 p.m.

Public discussion with Prof. Dr. Henriette Gunkel and artist Mari Len Rapprich
moderated by Seta Guetsoyan

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Presentation of the lab results
Film screening Medienkünstlerinnen – eine Dokumentation

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 3 – 6 p.m.
Exhibition with works by
Anastasija Delidova, Christine Bödeker, Die Ruhrgebieterinnen, Jiyun Park, Katia Sophia Ditzler, Roberta de Lacerda Medina, Tina Tonagel, Valentina Bonev

Women In New Media Art (WINMA) was founded in 2020 by female media artists from the North Rhine-Westphalia area to develop and promote contemporary art with new media by female artists. The intention is to build a network for women in media art.
More info about Women in New Media Art (WINMA)

The Rottstr5 Kunsthallen are a presentation venue for transdisciplinary art and cultural-political discourse. In addition to presenting professionals, the Rottstr5-Kunsthallen promote young artists.
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Abb.: © Anastasija Delidova | © Dr. Martin Bluma