14. apr. 2014

Sektor Ž: Novo štetje / Feminizem v Romuniji


Drage feministke in feministi, tudi v tokratni oddaji za vas odpiramo aktualne debate o družbenih razmerah, ki pogojujejo življenja žensk. Teja Oblak se je pogovarjala s kolektivom Vstajniških socialnih delavk o izzivih ob nastajanju koledarja za feministično leto 158, ki so ga 8. marca 2014 predstavile na Rdečih zorah.

Tea Hvala se je pogovarjala z Irino Ilisei iz romunske feministične skupine Asociaţia FRONT: o tem, zakaj romske ženske v Romuniji tako težko dosežejo visokošolsko izobrazbo, o težavah pri uresničevanju novega zakona o preprečevanju nasilja v družini, o boju proti vključitvi posilstva v predlog zakona o mediaciji in o nevidnosti feminističnih zahtev na množičnih protivladnih protestih, ki v Bukarešti potekajo že od leta 2012.

V eter vam bom prišepetovala Ida H.

Sobota, 12. april 2014 ob 12h na Radiu Študent. Posnetek oddaje je dostopen tukaj.

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In this show: Teja Oblak interviews Vstajniške socialne delavke (Uprising Social Workers) about the making of their calendar for the feminist year 158 which introduces a new calendar era.

Tea Hvala interviews political scientist and activist Irina Ilisei, the co-founder of Romanian feminist group Asociatia FRONT, who discusses the obstacles faced by Roma women who want to enter the higher education system, the reasons for the difficult implementation of the new law on domestic violence prevention, the struggle against the inclusion of rape in te new law proposal on mediation, and the invisibility of feminist claims at the ongoing anti-government protests in Bucharest.

The show is led by Ida H.

Saturday, April 12th 2014 at 12.00 at Radio Študent. The recording is available here

6. apr. 2014

15 Years of Red Dawns Fest: Exhibition and Discussion












It has been 15 years since the conception of the Red Dawns Festival. To commemorate this event, the 2014 team organized an exhibition of posters that visually defined each festival edition. Different motifs demonstrate how the festival has been transforming throughout the years, how it evolved from a women's pocket festival and international women's festival to an international feminist and queer fest.

As with the festival's program, the choice of the poster for each festival was motivated by the groups' desire to give an opportunity to young and innovative female artists who could represent Red Dawns well. Throughout the years, many artists have visualized the festival: Antje Schrimer and Dragana Rajković (the first poster), Zvonka Simčič, Tanja Vujinovič and duo Phant&Puntza, Anna Ehrlemark (the first one in co-operation with Igor Hofbauer), Leigh San Juan, Ana Baraga, Nives Marković and Ana Čigon who designed the latest 2014 poster.

At the opening on March 6th 2014 in Menza pri koritu, Danijela Zajc lead a discussion with the co-founder of the Red Dawns, Nataša Serec, and the long-term program team member, Tea Hvala.

Photo by Rebeka Bernetič. The video was recorded and edited by Nika Autor.

12. mar. 2014

Sektor Ž: Rdeče so rdeče so rdeče so rdeče


V osmomarčevski oddaji Sektor Ž smo se oglašale s 15. Feminističnega in queer festivala Rdeče zore, ki je potekal od 6. in 8. marcem 2014 v Ljubljani.  

Rdečke so nas razžarile z delavnicami in nastopi s področja performansa in DJ-janja, koncerti grrl in feministične alter glasbe, razstavama feministično-lezbične produkcije in vizualne podobe festivala Rdečih zor skozi leta, predstavitvijo feminističnega koledarja, diskusijo o možnostih radikaliziranja feminizma, z večerom poezije in Feminističnim wikimaratonom.

Ida Hiršenfelder in Teja Oblak sta v živo v studiu gostili posebni gostji festivala Rdeče zore, Martyno Hormańsko aka Zdrado Pałki, pop/elektro/kitsch queer DJ-jko in glasbenico iz Poljske/Nemčije ter Alenko Spacal, vizualno umetnico in teoretičarko, ki se je na pregledni razstavi "Skozi njene oči: utrinki feministično-lezbične produkcije" v Galeriji Alkatraz predstavila z ilustracijami iz svoje avtorske slikanice Mavrična maškarada.

Po javljanju v živo je Klara Otorepec komentirala razsodbo Slovenske oglaševalske zbornice, ki je zavrnila več pritožb na sporne seksistične plakate in sicer oglas »Glej na cesto!« družbe Zavarovalnica Maribor, obcestni in televizijski oglas »Kliči T2 za T4!« družbe T2 in »MINGL. Totalno neomejen.« oglaševalca družbe Tušmobil.

Dol z objektivizacijo ženskega telesa! Živel 8. marec! Zore so čisto pordečele!

Sobota,  8. marec 2014 ob 12h na Radiu Študent. Posnetek oddaje je dostopen tukaj.

13. feb. 2014

Presentation of 'Stiff Smiles' in Vienna, Feb. 21st 2014

OFENNÄCHTE presents

Stiff Smiles, a new art zine by Tea Hvala


followed by the presentation of the book by Tea Hvala (ed.) about Red Dawns Festival Rdečke razsajajo! Intervjuji z organizatorkami feminističnega in kvirovskega festivala Rdeče zore (KUD Mreža, Ljubljana, 2010)

and

presentation of Red Dawns Festival 2014 by Slobodan Malić.

Friday, February 21th at 19h at VN JAEGER & SCHWARZWALD - artist run space, Neustiftgasse 48, 1070 Vienna

Entrance fee € 2.-

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Tea Hvala
Togi nasmehi / Stiff Smiles
Self-published, Ljubljana, 2013
A5, 32 pages, 7 b/w photos
in Slovene / English















A pessimistic take on the flexibilisaton of labour, or an essay comparing what cannot be compared: long-term, collective and manual factory labour during Yugoslav state socialism with, on the other hand, flexible, individual, and project-based intellectual work in neoliberal times.

The art zine Stiff Smiles features a modified version of the essay, first published in: Aleš Čar, Tanja Petrič (eds.): The State of Matters: Anthology of Perspectives & Reflections, Ljubljana, UMco, 2012, pp. 82-85. Photos are taken from Jubilejni zbornik: 35 let Iskre, Industrije za telekomunikacije, elektrotehniko in elektromehaniko Kranj, Kranj, 1981. Tea Hvala's portrait was taken by Nino Vinko Jaeger.

»With whom are you to take a picture, if you are a contract worker, if your jobs come and go? With whom, if your co-workers constantly change, and with whom, if you work from the employer’s home or even in your own room?«

»The flexible job, if she has one, dictates her sloppiness, distance, risk, mobility. Therefore, when she wishes for safety, she feels old. When she wishes for permanence and stability, she feels like a coward. When she commits herself to her work completely, she is regarded as naive. When she tries more than it is necessary, she gets the feeling of being foolish. When she tries to construct her own life story from countless fragments, she feels like she has nothing to lean on. Sometimes she feels like she doesn’t even exist. How is she to face all this uncertainty?«

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Tea Hvala (ed.)
Rdečke razsajajo!
Intervjuji z organizatorkami feminističnega in kvirovskega festivala Rdeče zore
KUD Mreža, Ljubljana, 2010
A5, 104 pages 32 b/w photos
in Slovene / English
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In 2010, on the 10th anniversary of Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns (in Slovene, Rdeče zore), Tea Hvala interviewed seventeen former and current festival organizers about their contribution to the visibility of feminist and queer publics in Slovenia. She juxtaposed these insights with feminist political theory of counterpublics, and framed the theme in the context of the recent history of feminist, lesbian and queer organizing in Ljubljana, as well as the contemporary current of transnational DIY grassroots feminism.

Interviewees: Anna Ehrlemark, Mirjana Frank, Danaja Grešak, Ana Grobler, Jasmina Jerant, Ana Jereb, Anja Kocman, Jadranka Ljubičič, Urška Merc, Slađana Mitrović, Lidija Radojević, Nataša Serec, Tanja Škander, Suzana Tratnik, Daša Tepina and Vesna Vravnik. Interviews with Anna Ehrlemark and Jasmina Jerant are in English, the rest of the book is in Slovene. Cover by Anna Ehrlemark.

"Red Dawns continues to play an important role as an explicit point of artistic, political or philosophic identification with feminist or queer perspectives. (...) If you accept this frame of reference, you have to accept the consequences since people are going to associate you with it, and in that sense, I think that continuity of feminism is of essential importance. It is a deliberate move away from universality as well as an idea that brought us together. (...) The bottom line is that these alternative spaces are developing strong and critical perspective on society. They are marginal and fabulous." – Slađana Mitrović

The publication of this book was supported by many donators, The Municipality of Ljubljana – Youth Office, and the Ministry of Education and Sports – Youth Office.

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Tea Hvala is a writer and organizer with a BA in Comparative Literature, BA in Sociology of Culture, and MA in Gender Studies. She has been facilitating In Other Wor(l)ds, workshops in collaborative writing of feminist-queer science fiction since 2008. Her recent co-edited books include Svetovi drugih (2010) and Rdečke razsajajo! (2011), her essays about local feminist activism and public space reclaiming have been published in several academic anthologies. She co-hosts Sektor Ž, a monthly feminist radio show at Radio Študent, and has been co-organizing the International Feminist and Queer Festival Rdeče zore (Red Dawns) since 2002. Her most recent self-published art zine is called Stiff Smiles (2013).

5. feb. 2014

Sektor Ž: Reproduktivne pravice v času kiberfeminizma / Reproductive rights in cyberfeminist times

Na kulturni dan bomo v Sektorju Ž govorile o nekulturnih vsebinah, ki postajajo evropski vsakdanjik. Od decembra 2013 španska desnica, ki ima večino v parlamentu, "svojim" državljankam grozi z vnovičnim omejevanjem seksualnih in reproduktivnih pravic;s strogo omejitvijo pravice do prekinitve nosečnosti. Grožnja ni omejena na Španijo; za osnovne reproduktivne pravice je prikrajšanih vse več žensk v Evropski uniji, saj v mnogih državah dostop do splava onemogoča tako restriktivna zakonodaja kot pravica zdravnikov do ugovora vesti. Po protestu pred Špansko ambasado v Ljubljani minulo soboto, 1. februarja, je Tea Hvala intervjuvala feministični aktivistki Stefanio in Amando iz kolektiva Corrente Alternata, ki v Barceloni sodelujeta v množičnih protestih proti restriktivnemu predlogu zakona o seksualnih in reproduktivnih pravicah žensk, slovenski solidarnostni protest in aktualno dogajanje v Španiji pa bomo umestile v širši kontekst vse bolj konservativnih politik v mnogih državah v Evropski uniji.

Istega dne se je Ida Hiršenfelder na berlinskem festivalu CTM udeležila posveta o ženskah, ki delujejo na področju elektronske glasbe in digitalnih medijev. Na pogovoru, kjer se je teorija dobro prepletala s prakso, so povabili DJ-ko in producentko Electric Indigo (Susanne Kirchmayr), tonsko tehnico / tehnika Fender Schrade in teoretičarki Sadie Plant ter Marie Thompson. Po poročilu s posveta sledijo napovedi zanimivih dogodkov, ki se obetajo v prihodnjem mesecu - vključno s prvo napovedjo programa 15. feminističnega in queerovskega festivala Rdeče zore, ki se kaže na obzorju v začetku marca.

V soboto, 8. februarja ob 12:00 v živo na Radiu Študent. Na povezavi je dostopen tudi posnetek oddaje.

Tea Hvala is going to interview Stefania and Amanda, feminist activists from Barcelona and members of collective Corrente Alternata, who are going to talk about massive protests in Spain against the conservative law proposal from December 2103 that would repress women's sexual and reproductive rights in Spain by severely limiting the right of women to terminate pregnancy. The interview is going to be followed by a short report from the solidarity protest at the Spanish Embassy in Ljubljana on February 1st, and discussed in the context of increasingly repressive policies about women's sexual and reproductive rights in several member states of the European Union.

Ida Hiršenfelder prepared a report from a public discussion about women in the field of electronic music and digital media that took place on February 1st at the CTM festival in Berlin. The discussion featured the DJane and producer Electric Indigo (Susanne Kirchmayr), sound technician Fender Schrade and researchers Sadie Plant and Marie Thompson, all of whom successfully mixed their experience with theoretical insights. The radio show is going to conclude with invitations to future events and the first public announcement of the program of the 15. International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns, coming up in early March in Ljubljana.

Saturday, February 8th, at 12:00 live at Radio Študent. At the link, you can access the recording anytime after the show.

14. dec. 2013

Oddaja Sektor Ž: Feminizem na ulicah in netu

Napoved: Ida H. se je pogovarjala z Ano Čigon, umetnico in organizatorko ljubljanskega Feminističnega WikiMaratona, Tea H. je intervjuvala umetniško-aktivistično skupino Haveit iz Prištine, Klara O. bo govorila o seksizmu na protestih v Kairu med Arabsko pomladjo - z zimske distance. Oddajo bomo zaključile s feminističnim vedeževanjem o tem, kaj boste decembra zamudile_i, če ne boste šle_i ven.

In this show: Ida H. interviews Ana Čigon, artist and organiser of Ljubljana's Feminist WikiMarathon (in Slovene), Tea H. interviews Haveit, the Pristina-based performance and activist group (in English and Slovene) and Klara O. talks about sexism at the Arab Spring protests in Kairo - from the winter perspective (in Slovene). The show is going to end with feminist fortune-telling about December events you will miss if you don't come out.

V soboto, 14. decembra 2012 ob 12:00 v živo na Radiu Študent. Na povezavi je dostopen tudi posnetek oddaje.

28. nov. 2013

Presentation of 'In Other Wor(l)ds' in Pristina




















Presentation of In Other Wor(l)ds workshop series

Is there such a thing as luminous wonder?
Depends on the light.


In Other Wor(l)ds was a series of workshops in collaborative writing of feminist-queer science fiction, satire and erotica, that ran from 2008 to 2013. At the end of my Pristina has no river” writing residency at Qendra Multimedia, I am going to talk about exquisite corpse, the most frequently used technique and booki.cc, the open-source software for collaborative writing. The event is going to close with a reading of some monster-pieces from the workshops and a short collaborative writing game you are welcome to join. 

Qendra Multimedia, Pristina, Friday, November 29th at 18:00

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Press clippings:
Jeton Llapashtica: "Shkrimtarja sllovene prezantohet në Prishtinë", kultplus.com, 29.11.2013
Vullnet Krasniqi: "Loja me fjalë prek limitet e realitetit", Koha Ditore, 30.11.2013
Jehona Hulaj: "Autorja nga Sllovenia prezantohet në Prishtinë", zeri.info, 1.12.2013