Feminist Interventions in the West Coast: The case of Video Art and Computer Graphics @ Digital. Visual. Material Symposium, 2021

We are very excited to collaborate with Daniel Cardoso Llach and Theodora Vardoulli on the virtual symposium Digtial. Visual. Material and the upcoming exhibition Vers un imaginarie numérique with our research on female artists and curators based on the West Coast who experimented with computer graphics and video and imbued these technologies with a feminist sensibility.

Drawing from the video art exhibition “ Phosphorus Diode” curated by Karen Henry in 1985 and presented at the Video In in Vancouver,  Gabriela traced a genealogy of female artists and curators that experimented with computer graphics and who imbued these technologies with a feminist sensibility.  She focused on  the work of Elizabeth Van DerZaag, Jane Wright, Ardele Lister and Cornelia Windgaarden, all of whom experimented with emerging video and computer imaging technology and who were instrumental in providing broader access to this technology.


As part of the symposium, Gabriela also hosted a conversation with Elizabeth Vander Zaag.

This research draws from the fonds available at the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive (CDMLA) at VIVO Media Arts.

Check  lattice.space a platform for critical and creative research at the nexus of design and computation for more information on the symposium