Professor Washko Exhibits in “Do You Want to Quit? Intimacy, Site, Self” at UC Irvine
“Do You Want to Quit” Intimacy, Site, Self” presents recent works by Morehshin Allahyari, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, and Professor Angela Washko. Their respective practices take a critical look into issues of feminist embodiment through technology, the ethics of the archive and preservation, and the Internet as a tenuous site of interaction, research, and discord.
During a moment when Net Neutrality in the United States is contested and men in positions of authority are being directly challenged by their victims, access to personal space and its place on the Internet are being addressed through various modes of art production. Orienting one’s body through technology creates a direct relationship between the self and site, an enmeshing that is constructed through both the screen and input of data in its various forms. Since data is information, its potential to be fundamentally feminist is the focus of the exhibition “Do You Want to Quit? Intimacy, Site, Self.”