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"In 1998, after a decade of work in the electronic music/art field, I began to inquire into another story. In all the years of education and work in this male-dominated genre (with respect to both its teachers and practitioners) I had hardly encountered anything about women in the history of electronic music/art. I realized the picture was terribly skewed, and so I got started weaving new threads into the narratives." (Elisabeth Schimana)
In the book entitled “Hidden Alliances – versteckt verbunden” 20 female artists tell quite a different story and together they weave a fascinating network of interrelationships.
Editor: Elisabeth Schimana, IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie in cooperation with ARS Electronica | Publishing house: Hatje Cantz | Format: 170 x 240, hard cover, 200p, four-color | Language: German, English | Authors: Martin Breindl, Hank Bull, Andreas Fellinger, Doris Ingrisch, Christine Kakaire, Milena Meller, Helga de la Motte-Haber, Lona Gaikis, Rahma Khazam, Sabine Sanjo, Elisabeth Schimana, Hemma Schmutz, Anna Soucek, Gerfried Stocker, Elisabeth Zimmermann, among others | Sales prize: € 28
In 2018, the exhibition entitled “Hidden Alliances – Elisabeth Schimana and the IMAfiction series” held at ARS Electronica presented video portraits, artifacts, and performances by Liesl Ujvary (AT), Rebekah Wilson aka Netotschka Nezvanova (NZ), Heidi Grundmann (AT), Eliane Radigue (FR), Andrea Sodomka (AT), Maryanne Amacher (US), Anne La Berge (NL), Electric Indigo (AT), Beatriz Ferreyra (AR, FR), and Elisabeth Schimana (AT).
The feedback was tremendous, and the idea to make a book based on the exhibition was born. To expand the network, all ten IMAfiction artists were asked to recommend another female artist in the electronic music/art field to be presented in the book.
Liesl Ujvary (AT) - Brigitta Bödenauer (AT) | Rebekah Wilson (NZ) - Darsha Hewitt (CAN/DE) | Heidi Grundmann (AT) - Hildegard Westerkamp (CAN) | Eliane Radigue (FR) - Michèle Bokanowski (FR) | Andrea Sodomka (AT) - Anna Friz (CAN) | Maryanne Amacher (US) - Helga de la Motte (DE) | Anne La Berge (US/NL) - Carla Scaletti (US) | Electric Indigo (AT) - Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa (US) | Beatriz Ferreyra (FR) - Elsa Justel (ARG) | Elisabeth Schimana (AT) - Cat Hope (AUS)
2005 was the year in which Andrea Sodomka and Elisabeth Schimana jointly established the IMA Institute of Media Archeology. For IMA, there is a clearly positive interrelationship between technology and art by women. Whether this art is now produced by means of processing via devices or programming computers is beside the point. The primary consideration is an active process of coming to terms with technological developments.
IMAfiction is the Institute’s portrait series dedicated to women who create electronic art with a focus on sound.
In this DVD series of five Austrian and five international artists most of the artists chose whom they wanted to be portrayed by. The results are homages that are aesthetically diverse, intimate, and refreshingly free from any conventional film format constraints.
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