XenoEntities Network (XEN) is a platform for discussion and experimentation focusing on the intersection of queer, gender, and feminist studies with digital technologies, organised by Pedro Marum, Lou Drago, Rita Macedo, and Zander Porter.
The XEN-curated programs comprise events with performances, screenings, and panels. XEN intends to speculate about new forms of existence and explore the expansion of bodies and subjectivities within the digital realm. Programs revolve around contemporary art and philosophical-theoretical themes such as posthumanism, xenofeminisms, cyborgs and prosthetics, surveillance technologies, virtual reality, amongst others.
Apart from curated programs, XEN organises “Assemblages” which are free-access gatherings, with the purpose to (discuss) research, where participants can propose discussion topics and ideas within the scope of the platform. For Assemblages, we invite speakers from different fields to our sessions and organise round table discussions, complete with readings of relevant materials, as well as discussions of texts and artworks.
Through the discussion of these topics, XEN speculates about new forms of existence and explores the expansions of bodies and subjectivities within the digital realm. XEN is an open-community platform for anyone from any background who has an interest and curiosity in these topics and/or is willing to expand/corrupt/disrupt/explode them in a safe(r) context.