A study published by female:pressure earlier this year has been receiving a great deal of media attention.
It reveals that, fifteen years after the establishment of the network and 1300 members from 58 countries, the representation of female acts at major international electronic music festivals is only ten percent.
These festivals are largely funded by public money. The situation in Berlin is unfortunately no exception.
Gudrun Gut | Garten
When asked about the reasons for this significant imbalance, curators and bookers usually reply that there are not enough female artists.
This argument does not do justice to our current social reality and simply ignores a significant share of creative potential.
Islaja | Pete P
female:pressure considers this as an opportunity to reinforce the visibility of women in electronic music and the digital arts by organizing Perspectives, a two-day festival that calls the real underlying causes and dynamics of the imbalance into question.
Artists, responsible local and international male and female festival curators and researchers in the field are invited to participate in the dialogue. Workshops, lectures and talks held during the day will serve as a platform for a lively exchange of experiences and knowledge.
Ada | Lovestoned
In the panel discussions, curators’ decision-making processes should be reviewed in order to identify potential changes that will allow us to develop joint solutions for a gender-sensitive music industry.
During the lectures and workshops, well-known and influential festival curators, organizers, bookers and musicians will have the opportunity to present best practice models and projects and define concrete possibilities.
Kritzkom | North In Progress
The night events will provide a showcase to present the multifaceted performances of Berlin-based and international artists, as well as their perspectives on electronic music.
With Ada, Electric Indigo, Gudrun Gut, Chra, Kritzkom, Midori Hirano aka MimiCof, Pilocka Krach, Islaja, Tinker, Caro C, Sonae, Tinker, Silva Rymd, Kaltès, Sharon Schael, Chez Mieke, Vinilette, Acid Maria, Ipek, Sarah Farina, Chez Mieke, Uta, Janoshi, Kalma, Tina Z, Elektro Moon, Aikia and many more.
For the complete line-up, the time schedule and many more information, please check the website: perspectives-berlin.com
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Perspectives” as the subject.
presented by female:pressure
Thursday, 12 September – Saturday, 14 September 2013
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