Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto by Legacy Russell

Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto by Legacy Russell

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A New York Times Best Art Book of 2020, Glitch Feminism is a manifesto for cyberfeminism: finding liberation in the glitch between body, gender, and technology.

The divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists. We are connected all the time. How do we find out who we are in this digital era? Where do we create the space to explore our identity? How can we come together in solidarity?

A glitch is normally thought of as an error, a faulty overlaying, but, as Legacy Russell shows, liberation can be found within the fissures between gender, technology, and the body. The glitch offers an opportunity for us to perform and transform ourselves in an infinite variety of identities. In Glitch Feminism, Russell makes a series of radical demands through memoir, art, and critical theory, as well as the work of contemporary artists—including Juliana Huxtable, Sondra Perry, boychild, Victoria Sin, and Kia LaBeija—who have travelled through the glitch in their work.

Timely and provocative, Glitch Feminism shows how error can lead to revolution.

Published by Verso, 2020, softcover, 192 pages, 7 x 4.4 inches.

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