XenoEntities Network (XEN ) is a platform for discussion and experimentation focusing on the intersection of queer, gender and feminist studies and digital technologies, organised by Lou Drago, Pedro Marum and Rita Macedo.
The XEN curated programs comprises of 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. The programs revolve around contemporary art and philosophy themes of relevance such as Post- and Trans-Humanism, Xeno- and Cyber-feminisms, Cyborgs and Prosthetics, Surveillance technologies, and Virtual Reality, amongst others.
Apart from the curated programs, XEN organises ‘Assemblages’ which are free access gatherings with the purpose to research and discuss research and discussion gatherings in where the participants can propose the discussion topics and ideas within the scope of the platform. For the Assemblages we invite speakers from different fields to our sessions and organise round-tables, complete with readings of relevant materials, as well as discussions of texts and art works.
Through the discussion of these topics, XEN intends to speculate about new forms of existence and explore the expansion 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 or is willing to expand/corrupt/disrupt/explode them in a safe(r) context.
If you want to participate or contribute, please get in touch.