Hidden Alliances - The Book

A book about 20 outstanding female artists in the electronic music/art field

„The IMAfiction DVD series and Hidden Alliances publication constitute something of a milestone in the male-dominated genre of electronic music. More than just a much-needed record of the ground-breaking work of pioneering and contemporary artists and curators and the invisible relationships that bind them together, they map the broader connections, whether artistic, technological or conceptual between these women and the genre of electronic music as a whole.“ (Rahma Khazam)

The feedback to the exhibition Hidden Alliances - versteckt verbunden was tremendous, and the idea to make a book based on the exhibition was born. To expand the network, all ten IMAfiction artists were asked to recommend another female artist in the electronic music/art field to be presented in the book.

Liesl Ujvary (AT) – Brigitta Bödenauer (AT)
Rebekah Wilson (NZ) – Darsha Hewitt (CAN / DE)
Heidi Grundmann (AT) – Hildegard Westerkamp (CAN)
Eliane Radigue (FR) – Michèle Bokanowski (FR)
Andrea Sodomka (AT) – Anna Friz (CAN)
Maryanne Amacher (US) – Helga de la Motte (DE)
Anne La Berge (US / NL) – Carla Scaletti (US)
Electric Indigo (AT) – Moor Mother aka Camae Ayewa (US)
Beatriz Ferreyra (FR) – Elsa Justel (ARG)
Elisabeth Schimana (AT) – Cat Hope (AUS)

  • Hidden Alliances_versteckt verbunden

    Editor:: Elisabeth Schimana, IMA Institute of Media Archeology in cooperation with ARS Electronica
    Publishing house: Hatje Cantz
    Format: 170 x 240, hard cover, 200p, four-color
    Language: German, English
    Authors: Martin Breindl, Hank Bull, Andreas Fellinger, Doris Ingrisch, Christine Kakaire, Milena Meller, Helga de la Motte-Haber, Lona Gaikis, Rahma Khazam, Sabine Sanio, Elisabeth Schimana, Hemma Schmutz, Anna Soucek, Gerfried Stocker, Elisabeth Zimmermann, and others
    Price: € 28


Antifestival 2K+ / Cultural Centre of Vojvodina Milos Crnjanski
Other? Europe / Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture

supported by Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrad


Elisabeth Schimana from Institut für Medienarchäologie (IMA)

A book about 20 outstanding female artists in the electronic music/art field

University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information Critical Media Practices

As part of the concert series noiz//Elektrorauschen

Place: Kesselhaus Innsbruck, Karmelitergasse 21, 6020 Innsbruck
Price: 13€ / 10€ reduced


Place: Neue Stadtbücherei | Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1 | 86150 Augsburg
Moderation: Barbara Friedrichs
Participants: Mirca Lotz / Sedef Adasi / Elisabeth Schimana

Lab30 / stadtbuecherei.augsburg.de

The presentation will take place inside the exhibition Cyborg Synthesis as part of Steirischer Herbst on two different dates::
15 Oktober 18:00 book presentation and panel discussion with Lona Gaikis, Susanne Kogler and Elisabeth Schimana, concert with Brigitta Bödenauer
13 November 18:00 screening IMAfiction presented by Reni Hofmüller

18:30 | book presentation with Lona Gaikis
20:00 | concert with Elisabeth Schimana – Into The Sun

video installation with the IMAfiction portraits during the whole festival

02 Oktober 13:00 book presentation with Lona Gaikis panel discussion about female artists in electronic music and festival programing with Chris Koubek, Milena Meller, Elisabeth Schimana und Shilla Strelka. moderation: Lona Gaikis

03 Oktober 21:00 concert Elisabeth Schimana – Into The Sun

lecture: Elisabeth Schimana

15:00 | place: Gruft
lecture: Lona Gaikis