26.06. – 23.07.2020

dgtl fmnsm


Online Residency Program 2020

Since 2016, the collective dgtl fmnsm has been using online and offline formats to address the virtual potentials that lie in the contemporary performing arts and imagine what a theatre of the future might look like in digitalised societies. Following the thematic focus on “Intimacy”, dgtl fmnsm recently focused on the thematic complex “Disconnect” with an immersive installation in HELLERAU and an online festival at Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (HAU), albeit without being able to foresee how (sur-)real these specific questions would become in 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The thematic cycle “Disconnect” will conclude with a one-month online residency programme at www.digitalfeminism.net. From June 26th to July 23th 2020, artists and networks from various fields are invited to a one-week website takeover.

Things will be kicked off by Swiss performance artist Anna Fries, who is inviting us into the stomach of the pregnant monster with her digital body essay “The Host”. In the engaging multi-dimensional video installation, which is presented for the first time in the context of the residency, the audience can dive deep into questions of becoming, change and deviation as well as the mutation and transformation of body, identity and gender.

Linh Luu and Marvin Lalihatu are Animistic Beliefs, a DJ- and producer duo for futuristic clubsounds from Rotterdam. Together with new media artist Jeisson Drenth, they will work on the expressive worlds of the audio-visual work “CACHE/SPIRIT” in their residency, in which Animistic Beliefs otherworldly sounds are combined with Drenth’s unique visual language of techno-spirituality.

With Feminist Institutions, a whole network is coming into residence from Prague. Each day, a different institution or group will address their views on what it means to build a feminist organisation / structure and at the same time counter the art world’s obsession with individualism and competition

The dgtl fmnsm online residency programme will be concluded by French rapper, producer, DJ and curator Moesha 13. Recently unanimously voted Artist of the Year 2020 by the SHAPE platform, she creates unique experimental soundscapes with her mix of French hip-hop, hardcore and reggaetón. Her artistic work is characterized by activism and performance, decolonial and feminist practices. As part of her first residency, Moesha 13 will present a new work!

The Online Residency Programme of dgtl fmnsm is run in cooperation with HELLERAU European Centre for the Arts and the SHAPE platform. And made possible through co-financing by the European Union, the German-Czech Future Fund and the City of Dresden.

26.06. – 02.07. Anna Fries

03.07. ­– 09.07. Animistic Beliefs & Jeisson Drenth

10.07. – 16.07. Feminist Institutions

July 17 – July 23. Moesha13

November 2020

dgtl fmnsm deals with the emancipatory opportunities offered by technology and feminism. We are an interdisciplinary festival featuring performances, videos, the visual arts, room-sized installations, discourse and workshops – online and IRL. We cooperate with clubs and independent queer feminist groups and artists.

dgtl fmnsm is a feature request for more radical thinking on the routine involvement of digital technologies in a culture currently dominated by the media. The look and theory of dgtl fmnsm’s entertaining art interventions involve participants using their bodies as a meaningful form of expression in a world that is changing course in the light of digital technologies, online culture and political necessity.

In summer 2020 the festival will be back in HELLERAU. But already before there will be an exciting portion of dgtl fmnsm – already on 23.11.2019 different performances will be presented in a public laboratory, music will be played and space for discourse will be created.