The HYSTERIA Manifesto
HYSTERIA strives for radical openness by engaging in fluid critical dialogues that shake the guise of normalcy, which disables structures of oppression operating and thriving.
HYSTERIA is a collective borne from juxtaposing and interlacing multiplicities of feminisms that react to histories of subjugation.
HYSTERIA believes in repudiating every instance of domination in all its manifestations, seeking to incorporate all struggles of the oppressed into our activism.
HYSTERIA aims to combat language that alienates marginalised peoples with whom we stand in solidarity. HYSTERIA places these voices on centre stage supporting a spectrum of expression emphasising those speaking in the first person.
HYSTERIA strives to expose power relations and the realities of exploitation, insisting on the equality of all through a continuous discussion on what equality entails. We refuse to settle on any rigid definitions.
HYSTERIA is critical towards the creation of illusionary binaries such as ‘safe’/’dangerous’, ‘private’/’public’ that take the emphasis away from the oppressive structures which HYSTERIA strives to expose.
HYSTERIA knows that feminisms are for everyone, and not reserved for the privileged few. Feminisms should transcend and agitate all colonially-imposed boundaries and borders.
HYSTERIA pleasurably challenges capitalism by documenting critical feminisms.
Without hysterical solidarity we are deluded by the composure of patriarchy
HYSTERIA is stocked a number of places around the world, e.g. in Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Hedengrens Bokhandel, Stockholm, ICA, London and McNally Jackson, NYC.
The money raised through this Kickstarter campaign will go directly towards the printing of HYSTERIA #5. The printing costs amounts to approximately 1000 pounds.
HYSTERIA #5 'Nonsense' features contributions by:
HYSTERIA | Ekere Tallie| Dilar Dirik | Bjørk Grue Lidin | Cynthia Enloe | Sama Alshaibi | Holly Grigg-Spall | Daniel Regan | Bernadette Louise | Mensmagi | Christina Bobel | Sputniko! | Thola Antamu | Samia Malik | Lydia Cohen | Maisam Abumorr | Erin Solomons | Yasmine Akim | Awa Konate | Mary Sibande | Amanda Schwarz-Nielsen| Viviana Sciara | Salome Kokoladze | Hannah Habibi | Valerie Kyeyune Backström | Kara Rooney | Berglind Thrastardottir | Maya Art | Ama Josephine budge | Miles Rutendo Tanhira | Zanele Muholi | Joumana Haddad | Amanda Kerdahi M. | Keyvan Mahjoor | Anne Sherwood Pundyk | Narcissister | East London strippers Collective | Cindy Rehm | Emma Holten | Katie Hae Leo | Maya Peitersen | Ayo Ayoola-Amale | Dean Atta | Ben Connors | Charo Oquet | Rita Indiana Hernandez | Penny Goring | Mischa Badasyan | Agata Cardoso | Anne Mari Borchert | Tuli Litva | Lady Gaby | Yong Sun Gullach | Erica Iden Gustafsson | Eugenia Flynn | Zafire Vrba and students at Lindeparkens gymnasiesärskola | Ziba Karbassi | Maryam Ala Amjadi | Mehri Rahmani | Anonyme | Vaiva Katinaityte | Cindy Rehm
Risks and challenges
The HYSTERIA collective successfully produced HYSTERIA #1, #2, #3 and #4. Issue #5 is ready for print, so the biggest challenge we face is covering the printing costs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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