The gender reader

The gender reader is a performative project that works with the exploration of self-identity through the Internet, reviewing the idea of (a non-existent) net-neutrality in relation to the notion of gender. Based on the aesthetics of the Tarot’s imaginary so as to compare emerging technologies to this ancient -but still alive- method of knowledge, the reader uses different pre-set online tools to, through a dialog of questions and answers, determine the interventor’s gender. Consequently, it points out the cyberspace as a perpetuator of power structures, remarking how binarism is still the preponderant system of classification, deconstructing the cyberfeminist paradigma of the digital space as a free-of-boundaries context.

It was enacted for the first time the 20th of July of 2018 at Chelsea College of Art (see images), but it’s still in development and will be performed again in the future.