Saturday, 7 April
Glitch Feminism embraces the causality of ‘error’ and turns the gloomy implication of ‘glitch’ on its ear by acknowledging that an error in a social system disturbed by economic, racial, social, sexual, cultural stratification, and the imperialist wrecking-ball of globalisation—processes that continue to enact violence on all bodies—may not be ‘error’ at all, but rather a much-needed erratum. The glitch posits: “One is not born, but rather becomes, a body.” The digital is a vessel through which our glitch ‘becoming’ realises itself, and through which we can reprogramme binary gender coding. Our ‘glitch’ is a correction to the machine—f**k hegemonic coding! USURP THE BODY—BECOME YOUR AVATAR!
This talk is part of the Rewire 2018 discourse programme, which can be visited free of charge.