FEMMEBIT is proud to present In Medias Res, a collaboration with the platform Feral File!
Opening August 17th on FeralFile.com.
Featuring work by Petra Cortright, Ellie Pritts, Anna Luisa Petrisko, Tuna Bora, JJ Stratford, Casey Kauffmann, Wednesday Kim, Huntress Janos, and Eve-Lauryn LaFountain. Curated by Kate Parsons and Janna Avner.
33 NFT videos available on FeralFile.com
AUGUST 15 - AUGUST 24
IN MEDIAS RES PROGRAMMING:
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Time: 7pm PST
Place: Artist Talks at NFTuesdays @ ElCid, Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023
Time: 14:00 UTC/7am PST
Discussion: Join us at 11am PST on Twitter Spaces
Exhibition Walk-through: 8/23 at 11am PST on Zoom. Visit Feralfile.com to register
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Time: 16:00 UTC/9am PST
Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
Time: 16:00 UTC/9am PST
IN MEDIAS RES - The exhibition In Medias Res celebrates the contributions of feminist and post-cyberfeminist artists who live in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. The artworks in this exhibition reflect today’s digital uprootedness from time-based narratives of the silver screen to invoke liminal spaces of belonging. They challenge conventional definitions of cities and urban identities in relation to mainstream media, geography and land ownership.
The artists selected for this exhibition are LA-based and LA-adjacent, with rigorous art practices in film, digital art and internet culture. These artists reinterpret the visual mainstays of Los Angeles from personal, multicultural, dreamlike, queer, decentralized, and other alternative histories to explain Los Angeles far better than Hollywood’s palm-dappled, hegemonic and heteronormative “Barbie”-esque ideations.
The artists of In Media Res have collectively chosen to create 33 pieces of art. As an “angel number” in numerology (the study of the occult significance of numbers), 33 is associated with artistic expression and creativity. This number is also linked to collaboration and the importance of community. As the City of Angels, LA comprises thriving artistic scenes fed by the TV and film industry, video game industry, art world and cult of celebrity. The wide range of mediums, tools and narrative expressions in this exhibition — including analog video, film, animation, AI, game engines and XR — reflect the artists’ navigation of LA’s various creative industries. Despite its competitive nature, LA is home to an extraordinary collaborative spirit, without which FEMMEBIT would not exist.
While FEMMEBIT has and will continue to provide in-person events, the pandemic recalibrated support for artists. In this sense, we see on-chain work as a way to not only financially support art created by womxn, femmes and non-binaries, but also to aid in a general understanding of how to buy, display and properly represent digital art. NFTs remain a contentious sticking point for various art industry factions — and indeed, some of our own artists are outspoken critics, and provide us with insight we understand and respect. Nevertheless, NFTs have also created an intersection of digital spaces, of which ours has a place and is worthy of exploration. The work within In Medias Res can be collected with fiat and cryptocurrency.
FEMMEBIT is also excited to announce its fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas and our donors will continue to receive non-profit deductions for their donations. These proceeds will help support this digital exhibition, as well as FEMMEBIT’s day-to-day operations. The deadline to reach our goal of $20,000 is August 30th, 2023! Visit femmebit.art/donate to learn more.
FAD Magazine: IN MEDIAS RES, AN EXHIBITION OF NFT ARTWORKS BY FEMINIST AND POST-CYBERFEMINIST ARTISTS WHO REIMAGINE CELLULOID-BASED MEDIA FOR THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE