Suffragettes, queer perspectives in and on EUrope, feminist art and the Black Atlantic

First broadcast: Mon 05.10.2009, 11.00 Uhr MEZ
A Broadcast in collaboration with: Madeleine Bernstorff, Ana Hoffner, Ina Wudtke

The October-November broadcasts are dedicated to the new fellows of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen for the winter and summer semester 2009-10.

The Fanatism of the Suffragettes!
With her investigation of the representation of suffragettes in early cinema, Madeleine Bernstorff casts an analytic gaze upon the way the women’s rights advocates were staged in these films, aiming to reimagine these historical representations.

From Body to Space: Queer Politics of Migration
In response to recent attacks on queer parades in Belgrade, Zagreb, and Sarajevo, Ana Hoffner will research in her project the organization of sexuality in contemporary Europe. The question will also be raised to what extent the burgeoning homophobia in countries of Eastern and Central Europe, and the nationalism that appears to be a cause of it, can be seen as the re-sults of global processes of reorganization, at the center of which is the construction of a united Europe.

Griot Girlz: Feminist Art and the Black Atlantic
Starting from a feminist standpoint, Ina Wudtke’s curatorial and artistic project Griot Girlz thematizes the underrepresentation of Black Atlantic musical influences within the contemporary feminist visual art–forming an extension of the term Riot Girlz, which is used for feminist art in a (white) punk and rock context.


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Madeleine BERNSTORFF (*1956) is a Berlin-based film curator, author, super-8 filmmaker and lecturer. Her works deal, among other things, with the representation of suffragettes in film. Madeleine Bernstorff is a co-founder of Kino Sputnik in Berlin Wedding.

Ana HOFFNER (*1980 in Yugoslavia) is an artist, theorist, performer and mentor based in Vienna. Hoffner studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and works in the fields of queer and migrant/postcolonial politics. Her projects include exhibitions, performances, lectures and publications in Austria and abroad.

Ina WUDTKE (*1968) is an artist and DJ living in Berlin. She envisions her work as visual intercultural and interdisciplinary research. Her installations employ techniques such as mixing, seriality and re-representation, which were developed as methods of reappropriation and counterauthority in the context of the history of black culture and new feminism. She has also curated various international exhibitions related to this context.