Who works how, with which means and in which contexts? How is artistic work organized - collectively or hierarchically? Where does the material come from? What role does gender play? What about politics? Is there time for (self-)care? Is there a network? What does feminism mean as political and artistic practice?

A feminist guide to nerdom is a platform where we want to can discuss our methods in the field of performance and media art with other feminist artists*, collect their individual strategies and methods and make them public. We will meet artists* at different locations and in different contexts and develop an online archive based on these encounters and conversations. In this way, we will establish first nodes and connections in a feminist network in the field of new media and theatre. We understand technology as a utopian space of perception and want to question and redesign the connection between gender roles and fields of work in a queerfeminist approach. A feminist guide to nerdom is an attempt to make our exchange visible and to create a network of feminism and art, theory and practice.

In the section Interviews we are building a fragmented video archive containing different impressions, original sounds and pictures from the encounters with other feminist artists*. The toolbox gathers materials from the internet - texts, audios and videos. On the blog we document the process of our exchange. And in the Network section, a platform for digital exchange is to be created in the future.

We focus on an exchange with female* artists*, as our working experience shows us the need for an empowering feminist network. Technics as a utopian space of perception always means to see the relation between gender roles and working fields - that society classically enforces– to question that relation and to transform it through a queerfeminist approach. We would like to discuss this with media artists *, theater makers *, performance artists *, lighting designers *, sound designers *, video designers *, etc. - what role does gender play in their work? What is their position, what is their experience in a field of work that is filled with sexism? How do you position your art towards (multiple) discrimination experiences? To bring visibility to this exchange is the aim of this web-project.

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.
Donna Haraway