Son[i]a #384 – Cornelia Sollfrank
Since the 1990s Cornelia Sollfrank has developed a practice based on digital media and networks, which quickly found its place among early expressions of net.art, hacking and cyberfeminism. Through her solo works and collaborative projects—such as Frauen und Technik, Innen, Old Boys Network and #purplenoise—, Cornelia Sollfrank has pushed the boundaries of notions of identity, authorship and the commons in the digital sphere, as well as generating spaces for non-hierarchical, distributed knowledge sharing that give rise to experimental ways of imagining the role of art.
RWM talks to Cornelia Sollfrank about art, technology and gender, and about performance, bodies and networks, going back to the very early days with collective projects such as Frauen und Technik and OBN—groundbreaking experiences in which the screen opened up to make way for this other enormous, virtual space to be inhabited. A wealth of practices, projects and experiences—which she now refers to as techno-feminism—in a career that has led her to explore the commons, organizational aesthetics, and the role of the law and of copyright in defining (or not defining) where an original work of art begins and ends in the digital realm. In a recent, post-pandemic plot twist, Cornelia raises new questions, focusing her interest on the body and interdependence, through a dialogue with data and the basic act of breathing.
Produced by Ràdio Web MACBA in collaboration with Disruption Network Lab.