Freewaves creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues. Media arts include the work of artists who use communication technology – video, film, the web, and mobile devices.
The grant will support two thematically-related projects, Ain’t I a Womxn?, an evening of performances and public interactions; and Dis . . . Miss Data, an on-line “book” of LGBT and feminist artists’ reactions illuminating public responses to questions being asked over two years. The on-line book will explore gendered images and messages from artists’ perspectives and will address intersectional feminist issues, actually confronting inequalities and stereotypes, and will include original postcards alongside new art works and performance documentation. The evening performance is slated for July 28, 2018, and the on-line book will be available in fall 2018.