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Curated by Kate Benedict
Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, American Artist, Zach Blas, Tabita Rezaire, Caroline Sinders, and Paul Wiersbinski
<Ctrl + Shift 1.vv> emerges out of subversive and urgent demands to make visible how race, gender, and capital are factors in creating unequal and unfair conditions. Originally conceived as a series of day-long screenings, lectures, performances, and workshops informed by trans- and interdisciplinary approaches to feminist ideas and concepts, <Ctrl + Shift 1.vv> now confronts the violent storm of COVID-19 by creating a new autonomous community zone online. As we aspire to mutual aid and solidarity across the globe, <Ctrl + Shift 1.vv> embraces the mass of unknowns and fears we now face collectively. By operating as a (web)site of creativity and play, <Ctrl + Shift 1.vv> will attempt to find new ways to connect, share, and create communities in an age of growing and imposed isolation.
Image: Zach Blas, Contra-Internet (video still), 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.