Workshop GUERILLA GIRLS: Caution, contagious!


  • Period: 25 09 - 20 11 2020, workshop duration: 2.5 hours
  • Due to the COVID-19 protective measures, the number of participants is limited to 10 persons. (Age: from 13 years)
  • Please bring your mobile phone.


Not only during the COVID 19 pandemic do viruses play a major role in our lives: When videos "go viral" in social media, for example, not viruses infect us mutually, but content or accounts from popular media such as TikTok, Youtube or Instagram. Especially in the case of viral video content, it is not just fun or creativity behind the success, but rather the algorithms that suggest content to us. Algorithms are the rules that social media software follows. In the workshop Caution, contagious! we will question why some content infects us and others do not. After exploring our internet behaviour together and showing us videos that - we think - should go viral, we take a closer look at Christiane Pescheks artistic work Velvet Fields to discuss the "made" character of digital images. We will also take a closer look at the project by artists Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud. In the practical part of the workshop we will then we dedicate ourselves to our own form of witchcraft: Meme Magic!

Janine Maria Schneider studied Performative Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 2006 to 2013. After her diploma she studied Gender Studies with Doris Ingrisch at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and gratuated as a social worker. From 2014 to 2020 she worked for Jugend am Werk.


Lena Lieselotte Schuster is an artist and is responsible for art education at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich. She studied new artistic media with Ulrike Rosenbach at the HBKsaar in Saarbrücken and performative art with Carola Dertnig at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.


If you are interested in a workshop, girls’ clubs and girls' groups, as well as mixed groups are welcome to contact us. Participation is free!

Contact: Lena L. Schuster, , T +43 1 90 42 111 -193, +43 664 60 499 -193


GUERILLA GIRLS. Girls-Workshops in Kunstraum Niederoesterreich

Already in the 1980’s, the artist group Guerilla Girls asked the question "Do women have to be naked to get into the museum?" Named after the feminist pioneers who have been surveying representation in the field of art for thirty years, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich's GUERILLA GIRLS Workshop series provides a selective offer for girls in order to discuss issues such as emancipation and self-determination with young women.

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