Awardee: Faith Wilding

Emerging Fields, 2002

Faith Wilding has been working as an installation, media and visual artist since 1972. She is also the co-founder of subRosa. Her installations and exhibitions includeKnowing BodiesDuration PerformanceFlux Performance and Natural Parables. Her work has been supported by a Massachusetts Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Media and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant for works on paper. Wilding is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University’s PembrokeCenter for Teaching and Research on Women, and a Graduate Faculty member of the MFA in Visual Arts Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Project: REFUGIA-BAZ (Becoming Autonomous Zones)

_REFUGIA-BAZ (Becoming Autonomous Zones)_ is a series of modular projects that re-generate and reclaim political, cultural, and ecological aspects of refuge. _Refugia_ projects combine live performances, interactive web works/installations, workshops and residencies as well as radio, video, digital, and print productions. Projects include radical pedagogy residencies on assisted reproductive technologies and pro-active healthcare for women; a multi-media participatory installation examining the commodification of women's bodies by biotechnology corporations; a project addressing the concept of biopower, studying technology and labor on a college campus and farming community; _Domain Errors: Cyberfeminist Practices_ (Autonomedia, 2003), a book on the intersections of postcolonial discourse, cyberfeminism and biotechnology; a _Radio Refugia_ project of public service announcements; and the _Refugia/BAZ Web Project_, a curatorial space devoted to collaborative projects on the subject of refuge.

Collab: subRosa

subRosa is a mutable (cyber)feminist art collective combining art, social activism and politics to explore and critique the intersections of information and bio technologies on women’s bodies, lives and work. Since its founding in 1998, subRosa has developed situated, trans-disciplinary, performative, and discursive practices that create open-ended environments where participants engage with objects, texts, digital technologies, and critical learning experiences interacting with each other and the artists. Many of subRosa’s publications can be downloaded freely here.