Venus Weltklang, the first international women’s rock festival, took place in West Berlin, Germany from 19 – 21 June 1981. The line-up was simply amazing. After the festival, Stuttgart based Flame Records put out a compendium album featuring thirteen tracks recorded live at the event. Continue reading article
The symposium Wissenschaft, Künste + Alles Andere (Science, Arts + Everything Else) took place over three days from Friday, 9 November 1990 – Sunday, 11 November 1990 at the Museum für Gestaltung in Basel, Switzerland. The event brought together over 100 women, from across German speaking countries and around the world, to discuss current affairs in the areas of art, politics, literature, activism, philosophy and more.
The symposium manifesto offered “contradiction, commonality, different working and communication methods, concentration, information, opinions, arguments and enjoyment: talking, seeing, listening, moving thorough spaces, thinking – an experiment from which new insights can develop.”Continue reading article →
The Women’s Liberation Music Archive is a small corner of webspace focusing on “feminist music-making in the UK and Ireland from 1970 – 1990.” The project, an initiative of DM Withers and Frankie Green, is actively and openly seeking contributions, corrections and all forms of support to make the website a fun and useful tool.
The Jenny Woolworth Women in Punk mixtape cd was created as part of the Lost and Found exhibition in the Shedhalle gallery, Rote Fabrik in Züirch from 11. May 2007 – 15. July 2007. The edition was limited to 100 copies on CD.
Lost & Found looked at the reception of cultural productions and with it the possibilities of cultural self-empowerment which arise out of an engagement with a song, a work, an individual’s life plan or the appropriation of mainstream.
In 2011 Andrea Thal – former facilitator of the artist-led space Les Complices* in Zurich – was invited to curate the official Swiss off-site project at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011. The concept Andrea brought together – under the banner Chewing the Scenery – was a community of people working within film, music, theatre and theory to contemplate and play with post-colonial and queer discourses on identity and temporality. As she pieced together the exhibition I was thrilled to be invited to join this collective of misfits to help devise a live music programme as one-third of the MOTHER team led by Dafne Boggeri and Noga Inbar.
Mother Festival, the traveling wowmen’s music spectacle, took place over Berlin on the 22 and 23 September 2011 with a stellar line-up of female bands and DJs.