Queer technologies: biopolitics, emancipation and world-making

Video: João Florêncio in conversation with Shu Lea Cheang and Mary Maggic. The video was streamed live by Museion Bozen-Bolzano, Italy in November 2022. – The part of the streamed event I want to share with you here on Feminine Moments is the artists’ conversation about ‘Queer technologies: biopolitics, emancipation and world-making’, starting (44:22) in the middle of the video.

About the Panel

Mary Maggic (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is a nonbinary Chinese-American artist and researcher working within the fuzzy intersections of body and gender politics and capitalist ecological alienations. Based in Vienna since 2017, Maggic frequently uses biohacking as a xeno-feminist practice of care that serves to demystify invisible lines of molecular biopower.

Shu Lea Cheang (Chinese: 鄭淑麗; pinyin: Zhèng Shúlì) (born April 13, 1954) is a Taiwanese-American artist and filmmaker who lived and worked in New York city in the 1980s and 90s, until relocating to the EuroZone in 2000. Active in experimental video and net art since the early 1980s; her work deals with the techno body and queer politics.

João Florêncio is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, UK. His research navigates the intersections of visual culture with queer studies and the posthumanities in an attempt to rethink the horizons of the body, desire, pleasure, ethics and community.

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