Mythologies of Territory

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Posted by Newsroom on February 19, 1997 at 12:42:31:

Video Teleconference at New York Information Technology Center

The press and public are invited to attend Mythologies of Territory,² a video teleconfence
organized by Gallery 21 of St. Petersburg, Russia, assisted by the World Financial Center
Arts & Events Program, Thunder Gulch, and the New York Information Technology
Center. The teleconference will be held at the Global Community Sandbox, New York
Information Technology Center, 55 Broad Street, 4th Floor on March 8, 1997 at 12:30
- 2:30pm. Limited seating is available to the teleconference. Please RSVP to (212)
432-0900, ext. 17 by March 1, 1997.

The conference will address the themes of ³Cyberfeminism² and ³Future Bodies² and it
will feature theorists and World Wide Web artists from St. Petersburg, Rotterdam and
New York. The moderator for the New York component will be Jennifer Gonzalez, and
panelists will be Beth Stryker and Theresa Senft. Jennifer Gonzalez teaches contemporary
art at Rhode Island School of Design, moderates panels on contemporary art practices and
has been widely published on issues of the visual representation of cyborgs, cybernetics,
and on technology and the body. An artist and curator working primarily with new
technologies, Beth Stryker is presently opening the installation and web work ³Invertigo²
at the Sofa Gallery at Indiana University with collaborators Christa Erickson and Sawad
Brooks. Theresa Senft is doctoral candidate in the Performance Studies Department at
New York University whose work focuses on sexuality and technology. She has recently
published with Stacy Horn Sexuality & Cyberspace: Performing the Digital Body.

Gallery 21, a contemporary art space which focuses on media art and new technologies,
has organized this teleconference in conjunction with the World Financial Center¹s
performing and visual arts festival St. Petersburg: A Cultural Celebration. The World
Financial Center Arts & Events program presents on-going series of performing and visual
arts, drawing attention to cultural and artistic diversity through music and dance
performances, exhibitions, installations, fairs, and festivals. Thunder Gulch, a project
initiated by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, is a newly established artists space
located at the New York Information Technology Center, providing opportunities for
artists and audiences to create and experience long distance, interactive works. The Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council is the arts council for Manhattan from Battery Park north to
Houston Street.

If you have any questions, please to contact Cylena Simonds at (212) 945-3268. For
directions to the NYITC, see their website at or call (212)

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