28th September - 14th October, 2016
Website here: kollektivgallery.com/lokalstories
An Urban Dream Brokerage assisted project
Occupying spaces throuhgout the city, Lokal Stories's presents Cyber Nectar, a series of pop up exhibitions and events taking place during 28 September - 16 October, 2016 in Wellington. Facilitated by artist Jordana Bragg, writer Hana Pera Aoake, designer Sean Burn and director Sophie Margaret Gerta Giblin.
"Our collaboration confronts digital hate towards marginalised groups and looks closely at how neo-colonialism has changed online identities today," says Giblin.
On Cyber Nectar: "How does our apparent reliance upon technologies affect the way we feel about our bodies and our productivity? The cyborg is a matter of fiction and lived experience (i).
"Cyber Nectar references warm, alive bodies interacting with cold, dry pieces of technology. Roy Ascott theorised the term ‘moist media’ as a way of describing, ‘where wet living biologies meet dry computational systems’. Cyber Nectar responds and critiques issues raised by both Roy Ascott and other early cyber feminists by examining the psychological and physical experience of proto-digital life."
An interview about Lokal Stories can be found here.
(i) Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The reinvention of nature (New York; Routledge, 1991), pp. 149-181