Department of Women's Studies, Duke University, Durham, USA
The move towards opacity, illegibility, and imperceptibility has been taken up by a number of feminist, postcolonial and anarchist thinkers and activists, including Pussy Riot, Anonymous, the Zapatistas, Tiqqun and the Invisible Committee, to think through the relation of visibility and invisibility in late capitalism. It offers and expresses a desire for escape from the system of biopolitics and surveillance that increasingly define our world. This symposium will address this topic through the lens of feminism, technology studies, new media, art and activist practices that suggest new ways of rendering oneself imperceptible.
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop and discussion with Michael Hardt (Women’s Studies Parlors)
7:00 – 8:30 pm Curated media (204A East Duke)
With works by the Bernadette Corporation, Jemima Wyman, Peaches and Simone Jones, the Guerrilla Girls, and Adam Harvey
This event is generously supported by Duke University’s Program in Women’s Studies and the Franklin Humanities Institute.
Organized by Zach Blas & Heather Davis