Maid in Cyberspace Web Art Festival
Les HTMlles: le Festival de cyberart du Studio XX

February 7th – 11th 2001
At the Cinémathèque québécoise
335, de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal, Québec

Studio XX, Montreal’s women’s media art centre is pleased to present the 4th edition of its Maid in Cyberspace Festival. Featuring artistic works at the forefront of new technologies and bringing together both national and international women artists, the festival takes place February 7th to 11th at the Cinémathèque québécoise, 335, de Maisonneuve Est, Montreal and online. Maid in Cyberspace highlights artists who use the Internet as a medium. Ten Web Art projects will be featured originating from Europe, Asia and Canada. In addition to these Web creations, the festival offers multi-media installations, conferences, a visual and sound performance to be held online live from Australia, Italy and New-York, and the Montreal première of a Web jam uniting Montreal and Latvian artists. The festival’s web site will stream live performances and host daily interviews with artists.

Amongst the work shown, you will discover provocative, meditative, unsettling and subversive works that explore the full creative potential of the Internet. Original initiatives, the festival’s innovative productions offer pertinent reflections on the Web as a space of construction, deconstruction and identity transformation all tackling this year’s theme: Mutating Cultures and Identities. A journey of initiation or a technophile’s tour through the latest digital art trajectories, the festival also provides an opportunity to question current identity and cultural trends. Interactive experiences and reflections will be at the forefront of this challenging, illuminating festival.