Women Net Artists 2.0
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst.
Edited by Alfred Weidinger, Anika Meier. Text by Nakeya Brown, Karim Crippa, Philipp Hindahl, Charlotte Jansen, Andy Kassier, et al.
Each successive wave of feminism brings new priorities to the issues attending gender, women's rights and sexuality, via mediums that themselves open up further new subjects and possibilities. The internet and social media have massively recast the terms of the debates around sexuality and identity, and female net artists are responding to this debate with an aesthetic that ranges from the aggressively feminine to the girlishly cute. The artists contributing to Virtual Normality reflect new female perspectives on sexuality, identity and femininity in the digital age. Their material is their body, reality and everyday life; their stylistic devices include humor, irony, exaggeration and the grotesque. This superbly designed book includes works by LaTurbo Avedon, Nakeya Brown, Arvida Byström, Juno Calypso, Izumi Miyazaki, Signe Pierce, Refrakt, Nicole Ruggiero, Stephanie Sarley, Leah Schrager and Molly Soda.