"The only wars now are not of space, but of time," says the philosopher of speed Paul Virilio
technology has collapsed space
'computers are the single most powerful agent in the collapse of space/time at the end of the 20th century. Technology changes the world, and for the better. Technology changes the world into a matrix.' Chris Kraus, Where Art Belongs, pg 130
women can connect and form supportive bonds instantaneously online
women can also face transphobic, mysogiystic, racist or homophobic abuse instantaneously online
facebook, iphones and instagram changed the world, but for the better?
did the internet both create space physcosocial connective space for communities while also collapsing physical space?
In our second manifesto we wrote on the interplay between women, the art world and technology. In the second half, titled 'the gallery girl', she is analysed as a fluid deleuzian figure who acts almost as an app. She lives on gchat and her iphone, waiting for the gallery director to email her instructions. Its interesting to think about how women are demanded to be performing emotional and other forms of labour 24/7, especially in roles such as gallery assistants or social media managers. Its like women in these roles dont get any physical or mental proxomity or reprieve from their workplace. They are just an organisational app manifested in 3D organic hardware lmao ;)