In her works, the dgtl fmnsm curator-in-residence shawné michaelain holloway examines the correlation between identities and social networks.
To achieve this, her interdisciplinary work with sounds, visual material and performances makes use of the freedom of the Internet from various perspectives, while at the same time subjecting it to critical examination.
Through her pieces on the subjects of gender, control, identity and sexuality, she studies aspects of her own self-depiction and the way others perceive it. Attracted by all kinds of online scenes, she makes the most of the fact that she can digitally change personas and independently defines herself as who she wants to be, even in the face of her own moral conflicts – alternating between fiction, her real, socially shaped body and learned dogmas.
During a one-week residency, shawné michaelain holloway will be developing a presentation on the evolution of live performances online for the festival opening night. In addition to her arrangement as artist-in-residence for the Center for Afrofuturist Studies in Iowa, she has also already presented her works in New York, Paris, Helsinki and London.