Rosa Wernecke, Katharina Pelosi, and Johanna Castell are Swoosh Lieu, a feminist collective creating at the interface of theater, performance, and visual arts. Swoosh Lieu works with space, light, sound, and video, producing audio-visual setups that critique political issues. They have initiated the project A Feminist Guide to Nerdom, featuring international female media artists and developing networks among them.
“Gender is a social construct. Work has male or female connotations. (…) We have to talk about that – at all levels: society, art, media, and culture. As artists, we can use our visibility or audibility to spread such topics and initiate public debates.” (Source)
For the home.frankfurt.telaviv web residency, Swoosh Lieu will further develop an existing project that explores Virginia Woolf’s book, A Room Of One’s Own. What kinds of spaces do we need for paid work, caretaking work, self-employment, and that provide for safety? Of what kind of utopian feminist spaces do we dream? In a dialogue with their artist colleagues from Tel Aviv, initial artistic sketches will be developed, leading further to audio and video works and interview material. The web residency will result in an extensive archive from which an audio-visual installation will be developed.
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