subRosa ::: Article
Artists, activists. The group consists of Faith Wilding, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, Laleh Mehran, Christina Hung. subRosa produces art events, activist campaigns and projects, sneak attacks, publications, media interventions, and public forums that address aspects of technology, gender, and difference; feminism and global capital; new bio- and medical technologies and women's health. The group defines itself as a cyberfeminist cell of cultural researchers committed to combining art, activism, and politics to explore and critique the intersections of digital information and biotechnologies on women's bodies, lives, and work. Authors of several publications and manifests, incl. "The Biotech Sex and Gender Workbook" (2001), "Expo EmmaGenics: Guide to the Expo" (2001), "Domain Errors! Cyberfeminist Practices" (Autonomedia, 2002) and such publications in magazines as "The Economies of Art" (Nparadoxa, 8/200l), "Stolen Rhetoric: The Appropriation of Choice by ART Industries" (Kunstforum International, 157/2001). The group presented its projects at the following exhibitions: "Die Verletzte Diva" (Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2001), "Fusion: Artists in a Research Environment" (Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000), Expo 2000 (IFU exposition, Hanover, 2000), Intermediale Festival (Mainz, 2001), Ars Electronica (Linz, 2001), "Welcome to the Revolution" (Zurich, 2001) and others. Performances and lectures held at different international conferences, incl. Performative Sites Conference (Penn State University, 2000), 7th International Performance Studies Conference (Mainz, 2001), the International Sculpture Conference (Pittsburgh, 2001) and others. Currently the group develops its project "Knowing Bodies" sponsored by St. Norbert's Art and Cultural Center (Winnipeg, Canada).