IUDs, vibrators, intravaginal speakers that play music to gestating fetuses—technologies for women’s bodies are nothing new, but are now part of a rapidly expanding product market. As conversations around the control of women’s bodies become increasingly urgent, Maya Livio will introduce her research on these devices and highlight the vulnerabilities and power relationships they are entangled with. Many of the devices will be on view.
Maya Livio is a new media researcher, cultural producer, and organizer. Her work centers on complicating the relationships between technology and culture while developing practice-based feminist research methods, with her current research addressing mediated vulnerabilities. Livio curates MediaLive, an international media arts festival at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the Media Archaeology Lab, an experimental research collection of obsolete technologies. She is a PhD candidate at University of Colorado Boulder and a Research Affiliate at the Digital Methods Initiative at University of Amsterdam.
This event is a part of Boulder Arts Week.
Exhibiting artist Mathias Kessler has dedicated space in his exhibition for creative thinkers and producers to perform or present their piece of Boulder’s natural & cultural ecosystems. Chefs, filmmakers, scientists, trivia masters, musicians, makers and creative entrepreneurs of all kinds are presenting events of their imagining every Thursday.
Image: Wishbone Stem Pessary Birth Control Device (late 19th century). Image Credit: Science Museum, London.
April Cultural Cul-de-sac Events
Tales from Tribal Nations
Dr. Bailey Phelps, a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, will perform traditional stories from several American Indian tribal sources. Humor and wisdom mingle in tales of such characters as Raven, Coyote, Rabbit and more. The stories amuse and teach listeners of all ages.
Off Cinema Presents: Of Mermaids, Mountains and Machines: Contemporary Psychedelia
OFF Cinema is proud to present an evening of psychedelic and meta-physical films followed by three live expanded cinema performances.
Plant Play Date
Join BMoCA’s Studio Project for an evening of plant appreciation. Bring your plant(s) for a meet and greet with other attendee’s plants, enjoy plant-based imagery and music, and sip on virgin piña coladas.