artist-in-residence: Stefanie Wuschitz

Stefanie Wuschitz – artist, researcher and critical maker will take part in the online artist-in-residence (AIR) program at Radiona as a part of the international project Feral Labs from 18th to 25th of January 2021.

Photo: S. Wuschitz (cc)

Stefanie will explore the topics of ethical hacking in the context of women*/trans hackerspaces around the globe, community building, open source technology and peer production, the concept of authorship in open source media art and all the nerdism or geekism characteristic for the hacking scene. She will also address the issues of artists and technologies being sometimes on different sides of the spectrum, but need a shared language to join forces. Stefanie will document her residence activities at the Radiona’s Elektro Diary section:

Stefanie Wuschitz is an arts-based researcher with particular focus on Critical Media Practices (feminist hacking, critical making, posthuman perspectives). She graduated with an MFA in Transmedia Arts in 2006. In 2008 she completed her Masters at TISCH School of the Arts at New York University. 2009 she founded the feminist hackerspace and art collective Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory in Vienna. In 2014 she finished her PhD on ‘Feminist Hackerspaces’ at the Vienna University of Technology. She held research and Post-Doc positions at the Umeå University, University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Vienna University of Technology, Michigan University, Berlin University of the Arts. She is currently project leader of the FWF research project ‘Feminist Hacking. Building Circuits as an Artistic Practice’ affiliated to Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and working on a film on Digitalization titled ‘Coded Feminisms in Indonesia’ with affiliation to TU Berlin.

Read the interview with Stefanie here: