Cornelia Sollfrank on 21 Jun 2001 22:47:29 -0000

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[oldboys] last call for changes and updates -- cvs


this is the last chance to add, change or update information before it goes online.
pls. feel free to add yourself (data), if you want your cv be included on the obn website.


Alla Mitrofanova (RU) <>
lives in St. Petersburg. She graduated from St.Petersburg university as art historian and philosopher. Alla is a writer, curator and editor of the internet magazine "Virtual Anatomy": <>
1990-94 main topics were nomadic subjectivity and nomadic semiotics, theory of m. 1995-98 topics: body theory, post-information theory.

Amy Alexander (USA) <>
has worked in film, video, interactive media, net art, and programming. Her net art work explores dynamic processes, temporal structures, and being a script kiddie. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and
also taught there for awhile. As of Fall 2001 will be living and teaching in San Diego. Much of her work can be found at

Barbara Rechbach (AU) <> 
lives in berlin. ma hypermedia studies at the university of westminster, london. working with digital media - interactive multimedia, video, webdesign. background in electronic arts and communication theory at the academy for applied arts in vienna and the hypermedia research centre london.

Barbara Thoens (D) <>
political scientist, video activist ("Hacker packen aus", a film by Rena Tangens and Barbara Thoens), ex-bass-player, for more than 10 years active member of the Chaos Computer Club, currently working as a programmer for the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT in the online department.

Bertha Jottar Palenzuela (USA) <>
is a video artist from Mexico City who lived and worked between Tijuana and San Diego for eight years. From 1988-1991, she was a member of Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo. Founding member
of the art collective Las comadres and collaborator with the artist and activist from Tijuana. Moved to New York in the Fall of 1994, Jottar is currently working on an experimental documentary about Afro-Cuban rhuma music in New York. She is finishing her Ph.D. in the Program of Performance Studies at TISCH School of Arts at New York University.

Caroline Bassett (GB) <>
is a lecturer in Media at Sussex University where she is researching narrative and hypermedia. She is also a technology journalist and writer.

Claudia Reiche (D) <>
M.A., Dipl. VK, Literary and media scientist, author, performer, educational work at the University of Hamburg and at the Academy for Fine Arts Braun-schweig, on the staff of the Women's Culture House TheaLit Bremen,  (there: concept and organisation of "Künst-liches Leben:// Mediengeschichten", laboratory on media art and theory: Actually member in the VW-research project at the University of Hamburg "Bodyimages. Transformations of the Human Being in media and Medicine" directed by Prof. Marianne Schuller, focussing on "Living pictures. Medical visualization, artificial life and electronic entertainment", especially the Visible Human Project. Cyberfeminist member of the Old Boys Network. Curating with Helene von Oldenburg "The Mars Gallery", the first international and interplanetarian exhibition space for fine arts on Mars.

Cornelia Sollfrank (D) <>
is an artist, lives in Hamburg/Berlin/Celle, is lecturing at the University of Oldenburg. Central to her conceptual and performative works are the changing notions of art, the advent of a new image of the artist in the information age, gender-specific handling of technology, new forms of disseminating art, and communication and networking as art. She was a member of the women artist groups ’women and technology'and ’-Innen+' and initiated the cyberfemininist organisation ’Old Boys Network'. Her project FEMALE EXTENSION (1997) ( was a hack of the first competition initiated by a museum, in which she flooded the museum's network with submissions by 300 virtual female net artists. Her generator ( automatically produces art on demand. She published the readers "First Cyberfeminist International" (1988) and "Next Cyberfeminist International" (1999) ( Sollfrank is currently producing work on the subject of female hackers. (http:/

Corrine Petrus (NL)
lives and works in Rotterdam. She is a computer-programmer with a great interest in communication and in people. In the beginning of 1996 she founded the Webgrrls Chapter in Holland and Belgium. Left Webgrrls in 1997. Now Corrine has her own Computer Consultancy Business called Webdiva and is chairman a the new organisation, Tech Women

Ellen Nonnenmacher (D) <>
was trained to be an artist in Hamburg. She was co-founder of frauen und technik (women and technology), the once famous "-Innen", and she enjoyed being an old boy for a while. Her harddisk is located in Berlin.

Faith Wilding (USA) <>,  <>
is a multidisciplinary artist, writer,teacher, and cultural activist. She was one of the founders of the feminist art movement in California, and has exhibited, performed, and published her work on women and biotechnology internationally. Currently she's a recombinant cyberfeminist collaborating with feminist/activist groups such as subRosa and CAE to investigate new possibilities for an embodied cyberfeminism.
Faith Wilding Home Page:
Subrosa Home Page:

GashGirl (Adelaide/Rome) <> 
has been working in the field of new media since 1984 as an arts manager, curator, corporate geisha girl, cyberfeminist, puppet mistress and ghost. 
Squandered hours investigating the artistic and erotic potential of negotiated email relationships, online virtual communities and web-based narrative architectures have been reverse engineered into multiple immaterialities. 
fleshmeat, her novella about love, lust and death on the net, will be soon published.
<a href="";>dollspace</a> drifts through haunted ponds, detestable pleasures and military bunkers testing the theses that 'all women are ghosts and should rightly be feared', 'all history is pornography' and 'laws are made by men who fuck their daughters'. 
<a href="";>Los Dias y Las Noches de los Muertos</A>, uses the soft architecture and screenal bodies of the net to create a ghost work of counter-memories, opening thresholds of impossibilities outside of pan-capitalism. 
 Recently GashGirl has morphed into Liquid Nation, a sibyl from future's memory, joining <a Href="";> Identity_Runners</a>, Ephemera and Discordia, throughout a weary transportation of transmissions with time so small it stiches itself through the imaginary framework as a voice revealing the thematics of our current ruin. 
Her online projects squat the screens at <a href="";>System-X</a>. 

Helene von Oldenburg <>
lives in Rastede and Hamburg, Ger-many. She holds a doctor's degree of Agricultural Science and a Diploma in Visual Arts. She is member of obn and director of the Institut for Experimental Archnology. Selection of works: "Der Imaginale Ort IV", Kunsthalle Hamburg (1991), "Nine Sculptures New York 1993", The Thing <http//>, "Information Molekules" a research project in futurology (1994), "Traces of Future. New Ways of Experimental Arachnology", Fernerkundung, TheaLit, Übersee Museum, Bremen (1996), "Spider-Feminism", hybrid workspace, Kassel (1997), "Arachnoide Produktion/ Schnittstelle Zukunft", Schnittstelle/ Produktion, Shedhalle, Zürich (1998), "Arachnoide Öffentlichkeit: eine Experiment", Produktion/ Öffentlichkeit, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien (1999)

Ieva Auzina (LV) <>
art historian, lives and works in Riga, Latvia. Member of the e-lab crew.

Iliyana Nedkova (BG/GB) <>
is an independent producer and researcher of old and new media art events.
She is currently an associate curator at the Foundation for Art & Creative
Technology - FACT, in Liverpool, where she has worked on "The Other Side of
Zero:Video Positive 2000", "Revolution98: ISEA98" and "Escaping Gravity:
Video Positive 1997".  She is also a MPhil/PhD research student at the
School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University. Her recent
projects and publications include "Spacecraft", "Virtual Revolutions", "The
Right One", "Crossing Over", "Communication Front", "Video Archaeology" and
"Seeing Through Flame". Iliyana regularly delivers talks at various
contemporary art forums and publishes widely.

Irina Aristarkhova  (RU) 
received her MA from the University of Warwick (UK), with thesis entitled "Women and Government in Bolshevik Russia" and defended her PhD thesis "Female Identity in Contemporary French Psychoanalysis" in the Russian Academy of Sciences. She teaches the post-graduate course "Subjectivity and Difference" in the Institute of Sociology (Moscow), which is to be published as a separate text-book this year. She also teaches courses in cyber-theory, feminist aesthetics, body in art and culture and French feminism in Lasalle SIA College of the Arts (Singapore). Currently she is preparing the first journal in Russian feminist theory. She lives in Moscow.

Iliyana Nedkova (BG/GB) <>
is an independent producer and researcher of old and new media art events.
She is currently an associate curator at the Foundation for Art & Creative
Technology - FACT, in Liverpool, where she has worked on "The Other Side of
Zero:Video Positive 2000", "Revolution98: ISEA98" and "Escaping Gravity:
Video Positive 1997".  She is also a MPhil/PhD research student at the
School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University. Her recent
projects and publications include "Spacecraft", "Virtual Revolutions", "The
Right One", "Crossing Over", "Communication Front", "Video Archaeology" and
"Seeing Through Flame". Iliyana regularly delivers talks at various
contemporary art forums and publishes widely.
Her evolving work can be seen on:

Ina Wudtke (D) <>
diploma at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg/Germany (B.J. Blume).
Founded 1992 together with Claudia Reinhardt and Heiko Wichmann the Magazine
NEID. Brought the project NEID (=envy) on a higher, extended level
(transmedial works/shows ).Works with Vision, Sound, Word. Since 1992 working
on a foto project called 'foto-studies'. Ina Wudtke takes photographs of
members of different social groups, such as soldiers (German Bundeswehr), fan
groups, inhabitants of urban districts, Red Cross nurses, members of religious
communities (NYC orthodox Jews) etc. Wudtke's serial photography reproduces
the aesthetic standards that subsume the individual within the different
groups, but also raises fundamental questions concerning this phenomenon. With
the partial integratation of text in her presen-tation, her work provides a
subtle commentary.  Lived in N.Y./Hamburg. Moved to Berlin.

Josephine Starrs (AUS) <>
is an Australian new media artist who has a schizoid relationship to new
technologies. While entranced with the playful possibilities of the medium,
she maintains a healthy paranoia of its obsessions and controlling
implications. She was a member of the cyberfeminist artist collective, VNS
Matrix, whose early performance work in virtual communities used irony and
humour to reveal the gendered biases hard wired into computer culture.
She worked with Leon Cmielewski to produce the CD-ROM "User Unfriendly
Interface", an ironic look at the hype surrounding cyberculture. Their latest
projects include a computer game patch entitled "Bio-Tek Kitchen" and
"Dream Kitchen", an interactive animation on CD ROM.

Julianne Pierce (AUS)
Member of the cyberfeminist artist group VNS Matrix: Executive director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology: 

Kerstin Weiberg <>, <>
studied fine arts in the field of scupture, new media and performance
currently lives in Berlin and works in the field of computer aided installation and web projects since 1990 collaborates with the cross media performance group KONIC Thtr from Barcelona and since 1995 collaborates with Richard Schuetz in context related installations and web projects

Mare Tralla [aka Disgusting Girl] (GB / Estonia) <>
is an Estonia-born artist who currently lives and works in London and Tallinn. Presently, she is the Head of the E-Media Center at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her practice involves photography, video, installation, performance and digital art. She co-curated "Private Views", a touring exhibition of Estonian and British contemporary art and was a co-editor of an accompanying academic book. Recently she designed and programmed a collective CD-rom "Virtual
Revolutions". Her webwork is featured on

Maren Hartmann (GB/D) <>
is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Brighton in
the UK. She is also pursuing her PhD at the University of Westminster in London(a combination of Media Studies and the Hypermedia Research Centre). She has studied in Berlin and Brighton (Sussex), where she also worked on a European research network project (EMTEL). Her current research work is based around the metaphorical aspects of cyberspace as an emerging culture (especially the users and amongst these the cyberflaneur and cyberflaneuse).

Maria Fernandez <>
is an art historian (Ph.D. Columbia University, 1993) whose
interests center on postcolonial studies, electronic media theory, Latin
American Art and the intersection of those fields. She has taught at
Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of
Pittsburgh,  the University of Connecticut at Storrs and at the Master of
Fine Arts Program at Vermont College.
Selected texts:  "Postcolonial Media Theory" Third Text, 47 (summer, 1999) 
expanded version in Art Journal, fall 1999.
"New Canons, Old Histories..."

Marieke van Santen (NL) 

Marina Grzinic (SI) <>
is doctor of philosophy and works as researcher at the Institute of
Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian
Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. She also works as a freelance
media theorist, art critic and curator. Marina Grzinic has been involved
with video art since 1982. In collaboration with Aina _mid she has produced
more than 30 video art projects, a short film, numerous video and media
installations, Internet websites and an interactive CD-ROM (ZKM,
Karlsruhe, Germany). Marina Grzinic has published hundreds of articles and
essays and 5 books, including  the text Grzinic, "Exposure Time, the Aura,
and Telerobotics" in The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet,
ed. Ken Goldberg (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000)
Her last book is FICTION RECONSTRUCTED EASTERN EUROPE, POST-SOCIALISM and THE RETRO-AVANT-GARDE (Vienna: Edition SELENE in collaboration with Springerin, Vienna, 2000;

AXIS OF LIFE (Grzinic/ Smid)
NET.ART.ARCHIVE (Grzinic/ Smid)
Grzinic on Mars through Reiche/Oldenburg

Nat Muller (B)  <>
is contributing editor of _Fringecore_ magazine (, a sex educator, and a bookshopkeeper ( She is currently living in Antwerp, where she is planning her escape into the next millennium.

Pam Skelton (GB) <>
is an artist and senior lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Her work in video and installation have principally involved investigations which explore existing traces of history as evidence of ruptures and dislocations which occur between site, memory and event. 

Rachel Baker (GB) <>
Currently embarking on a residency at HTBA
Rachel Baker hopes to implement in an independent media distribution
network facility in Hull. The exploitation of the workplace is an ongoing
<> As part of Cultural Terrorist
Agency <> she is responsible for strategies in
raising funds for projects that promote cultural interference. The most
recent CTA project to be unleashed was GirM , a brand of genetically modified goods placed discreetly on supermarket shelves. Rachel Baker is also a keen advocate of audio networks
and has published a  d.i.y guide
and directory Full CV at

Rena Tangens (D)  <> 
artist, lives and works in Bielefeld, Germany. Worked with experimental film, video and free radio. Founded the gallery and art project "Art d'Ameuble-ment" together with padeluun. She brought the first modem to documenta  (d8!) and women into the Chaos Com-puter Club. She was artist in residence in Canada. Rena Tangens is cofounder of FoeBuD e.V. and the BIONIC bbs and curator of the monthly culture & technology event PUBLIC DOMAIN since 1987. Published with FoeBuD the first manual on PGP encryption in German language. She does research on androcentrism and life in the networks, lectures and consulting for companies and institutions as well as the Enquete-Kommission of the German Bundestag. Rena Tangens , PUBLIC DOMAIN -- topics, documentation and info on coming events:  ZaMir network documentation: 
Information on /CL network: 
Information on ZERBERUS and CHARON software: 
Pretty Good Privacy: 
Text on androcentrism in the networks:

Rasa Smite (LV)  <>
famous activist from Riga, Latvia. ( ozone) ( network)

Stephanie Wehner (NL) <> 
playing with computers since the age of 16. experienced in irc. mostly worked with freebsd, linux, sunos/solaris and bsdi. sys admin, programmer. Currently working for ITSX.

Susanne Ackers, D <>, founding member of OBN, art historian
living and working in the present in Berlin and Karlsruhe.

Ulrike Bergermann (D) <>
Working in the media studies department at the University of Paderborn, Germany, I am also busy in the women's cultural center of Bremen, and living in Hamburg. My doctoral dissertation deals with discourses on writing and images and with sign language notation. Will be working on genetics and cybernetics soon. You'll find my publications on media and gender studies as well as current projects, lectures, courses etc. here:
See the HAND-lab based in Bremen, Germany, and its lectures, films, exhibitions presented by women researchers, artists and activists:

Ursula Biemann (CH) <>
artist and former curator at Shedhalle Zurich, focuses on gender and post-colonial issues in collective projects and videos located in the urban sphere (Istanbul/ Mexico).  --> [Lumpen Vision]

Vali Djordjevic (D) <>
lives and works in Berlin. Originally she studied comparative literature before becoming a member of the Internationale Stadt Berlin, one of the first net culture projects in Germany, 1996. She worked with Old Boys Network 1997 and co-organized the first Cyberfeminist International at the documenta X in Kassel. Now she is a member of mikro e.V. <>, a Berlin based association examining the different facets of media culture, and list administrator for the FACES mailing list <>. She works in different contexts - from writing and lectures to organizing events and setting up of computer networks - on the topics of gender, networking, information and art.

Verena Kuni (D) <>
art historian and media theorist, since 1996 assistant at the dept. for art theory at Johannes Gutenberg-university Mainz, Fb. 24/fine arts. Besides working as free lance curator, author and critic for art magazines (i. a. neue bildende kunst/Berlin, Kunst-Bulletin/ Zurich, Frieze/London, Camera Austria/Vienna). Research, teaching, lectures and writings in the field of contemporary arts, especially on the (public) image of the artist, old and new mythologies in art history, the history and aesthetics of electronic media and gender related issues. Member of old boys network.

Victoria Vesna is an artist, professor and Chair of the Department of Design
| Media Arts at the UCLA School of the Arts. Vesna's work can be defined as
experimental research that connects networked environments to physical
public spaces. She explores how communication technologies effect collective
behavior, and shift perceptions of identity in relation to scientific
innovation. Vesna is currently building a 'community of people with no time'
and is exploring the performative aspects of cellular telephones in public
spaces. In 2000 she completed her Ph.D. at CAiiA, University of Wales,
entitled "Networked Public Spaces: An Investigation into Virtual

Yvonne Volkart (CH) <> 
is curator, art critic, writer and lecturer of German and New Media at the Hochschule of Art and Design in Zurich. She lectures at several European art schools and universities (such as University of Applied Arts, Vienna, University of Zurich, Dep. Art History). She planned and organized several conferences, and was one of the coorganizers of »Next Cyberfeminist International«, Rotterdam, March 1999. In spring 2000 she curated the show »Tenacity. Cultural Practices in the Age of Bio- and Informationtechnologies«, New York/Zurich, March/July 2000 ( She is currently writing a PhD about gender, new media, and fantasies of the posthuman.

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