Do not exist / Catalogue
Is it possible to speak of the non-existence of what is labelled “Europe”, “Woman” or “Digital Medium” and does this open up new perspective and policies? The project do not exist is designed to examine his concept and experiment with it. The idea of a lacking, incomplete or imperfect existence of the three notions, conjectures or realities has already been undertaken in different ways by media and cultural studies, historical and political sciences as well as by psychoanalysis, gender studies and media art: however, the attempt has not yet been made to bring these different concepts together and into confrontation with each other. Our challenge is to perform this in full recognition of a female perspective, allowing the querying of the non-existence of woman from a female point of view.
The book presents outcomes of the do not exist conference on europe, woman, digital medium (Bremen 2006) and the two exhibitions [open] spaces, states of political and media space exhibited (Bremen 2007) and eastwest se/x (Cologne 2007).