Cybernetic Resistance

‘Cybernetic Resistance’ is a collaborative project by artist Kiona Hagen Niehaus and curator Brenda Mado Guesnet. Supported by the Women’s Art Library’s 2016 research bursary, we developed a project surrounding the idea of the Internet Café as a space for radical communal organising, attempting to create a framework that could be useful to artists and organisers involved in feminist, queer, or anti-racist work. We presented ‘Cybernetic Resistance’ in the form of a two-day event at The Showroom in London, setting up a prototype Internet Café as a setting for performances by Kiona Hagen Niehaus, Paul Maheke and Erica Scourti, artwork by Kiona Hagen Niehaus, and public conversations with activist organisers Sisters Uncut, Code Liberation, Sex Worker Open University and Xana. The final outcome of the project is an ‘Internet Café Kit’, stored permanently in the Women’s Art Library and free for anyone to take out, utilise, and return.

Please feel free to contact us with any comments, suggestions or questions via k.hagen.niehaus[at] and brendaguesnet[at]

Download our Internet Café Kit

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