DIGITAL POWER, Activism, Advocacy, and the Influence of Women Online

Coordinated by: Kathy Rae Huffman

Event Date and Time: 2 August 2020 : 2:00pm PDT


Four artists from the Digital Power, Activism, Advocacy, and the Influence of Women Online DAC exhibition have been asked to present ‘lightning talks’ of 5-7 minutes, after a short introduction by the moderator, exhibition curator Kathy Rae Huffman.  We want to have time for discussion and questions at the end.

The artists include:

Agatha Sunyoung Park

By working in public space with Augmented Reality, Gangnam Makeover is an intervention that allows scrutiny of the beauty industry in Korea, and recognizes how this industry sets a societal problem for females who desire escape from body-shaming.

Charlotte Eiffler

Feminism is a Browser is an intergenerational narrative, told through the construct of a cyber entity. The history and importance of a unique online female community (FACES), is revealed through interviews with the female pioneers of the internet.

Leslie Labowitz Starus

The archive online as a new function of memory and activist models, documents the performance works of Leslie Labowitz and Suzanne Lacy working with women in the media, arts and government on violence against women within their conceptual framework of ARIADNE: A Social Art Network.

Liliana Conlisk Gallegos

Using 3D animation and Virtual Reality, The Coyolxauhqui Imperative brings together past-present-and-future voices, to create a mythology of Queer Chicana feminism. the use of bilingual spoken word and storytelling reveals decolonial political activism and opens vortices of multiple dimensions that commingle within an immersive experience.

Additional Information:

Presenters: ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee Member and Curator, Digital Power and Derick Ostrenko and Hye Yeon Nam, ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee Members and Digital Power Collaborators




Kathy Rae Huffman

Kathy Rae Huffman is a writer, producer, researcher, lecturer, prolific public speaker and a pioneering curator of video art, media art, online art, interactive art, installation and performance art. She was Chief Curator at the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California from 1979 to 1984, where she established LBMA Video as a regional center supporting early video art. From 1984 to 1991, Huffman was Adjunct Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts and curator/producer of The Contemporary Art Television Fund. From 1991 to 1998, Huffman worked as free-lance writer, curator, lecturer, producer and consultant, based in Austria. During this time, she co-founded FACES listserv. After two years from 1998 to 2000 as an Associate Professor of Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she was the director of Hull Time Based Arts, UK from 2000 to 2002 and the Visual Arts Director at Cornerhouse in Manchester from 2002 – 2008. Since 2008, she has curated major exhibitions for EMAF, SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Transmediale and The Getty.