Symposium, publication, web project (in collaboration with Suzanne van Rossenberg)
Part of a three-fold project (2003-8) – a symposium, a publication, an online platform – , the trans / gender magazine delves into discussions on gender and sexual identities. By presenting an interplay of gender, art, new media and archaeology, the trans / gender magazine explores the space between trans and gender – the space around the sign “/” which is meant as a moment to pause, to perceive everything not covered by the narrow terms ‘man’ and ‘woman’.
Contributors to the symposium included: cultural theorist Marieke van Eijk (Netherlands); art historian Doris Guth (Austria); artist Risk Hazekamp (Netherlands); archaeologist Marjolijn Kok (Netherlands); art historian and media theorist Verena Kuni (Germany); and curator Mirjam van Westen (Netherlands).
In addition to their contributions, the trans / gender magazine includes contributions by Jetske de Boer (Netherlands), Carla Cruz (Portugal), Agnieszka Czajkovska (Poland), Edward (Netherlands), Anne-Valerie Gasc (France), Birta Gudjonsdottir (Iceland), and Navid Nuur (Netherlands/Iran), and Eduardo Thomas (Mexico); cultural theorist Peter Verstraten (Netherlands), and artists Babak Afrassiabi (Netherlands/Iran), Amande In (France). Graphic design by Manuela Porceddu (Netherlands).
The trans / gender platform included contributions by AMIW, Jamika Ajalon, Lorraine Bowen, Kael T Block, Patricia Cornflake, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Risk Hazekamp, Nina Hoechtl, Marjolijn Kok, Anuska Oosterhuis, Elisabeth Penker, Kumbia Queers, Julya Rabinowich and Suzanne van Rossenberg.
The symposium received financial support by the Piet Zwart Institute and the publication by MAMA CASH.