deb king
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

Deb King is a Detroit-based artist/publisher whose work rises out of her history in performance art (1970-1984). A partner in Past Tents Press -, she is the founder, director and arts editor of mark(s) online journal for the arts -

Work not in artbase includes Defrag (now off-line), The Mother of All Harlots (email intervention), intersections -, Rosemarie and Paul -, com and various Mother of All Harlots ecards.

She is currently working on a site specific project investigating population flows from 1860 to 1940 based on race and economics for a Detroit intersection. Recent exhibitions of her work include: Austrian Association of Women Artists (cyberfems past/forward), Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló (Cyberfem. Feminisms on the electronic landscape), Alley Culture (Detroit), and the Forum Gallery in New York (The Feminist Figure).
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call for cyberfeminist works

Fri Mar 10, 2006 00:00 - Fri Mar 03, 2006


Call for cyberfeminist projects

This call is for work to be part of a exhibition exploring feminist theory and contemporary women's art practices across a broad range of disciplines and geographic borders. This project is being accomplished in conjunction with TheFeministArtProject and Rutgers University.

Formal usage of the term 'Cyberfeminism' occurred in 1992, with the publication the English cultural theorist Sadie Plant, and the appearance of the radical Australian feminist art group VNS Matrix. The two wildly diverse approaches employed by VNS Matrix and Plant laid the ground for the non-hierarchical, decentralized usage of the term cyberfeminism by artists and theoreticians as the movement developed through 1997. At that time a group of cyberfeminists (most notably Cornelia Sollfrank) formed the Old Boys, the 'first Cyberfeminist Alliance,' shortly after which they developed "100 Anti-Theses*" during the First Cyberfeminist International at Documenta X, an international exhibition of contemporary art. This project will begin with VNS Matrix and investigate the development of Cyberfeminist art practices during the last decade to the new, emerging Cyberfeminist artists.

function:feminism will draw it's inspiration from the writing of Swiss theorist and art critic Yvonne Volkart, a member of the Old Boy's network,.

"Cyberfeminism is a myth. A myth is a story of unidentifiable origin, or of different origins. A myth is based on one central story which is retold over and over in different variations. A myth denies ONE history as well as ONE truth, and implies a search for truth in the SPACES, in the DIFFERENCES BETWEEN the different stories. Speaking about Cyberfeminism as a myth, is not intended to mystify it, it simply indicates that Cyberfeminism only exists in plural."
--Yvonne Volkart


Identity, embodiment/disembodiment, the non-hierarchical networking, post-colonialism, biotechnology, computer technology

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New release --- mark(s) 6.01

Fri Jun 03, 2005 00:00 - Fri Jun 03, 2005

6.01 release -- June 1, 2005

Bruce Andrews
Jack Collom
Dick Goody
Grace Graupe Pillard
A. Ibn Pori Pitts



mark(s) online quarterly - release 5.04

mark(s) v5.04 features the poetry of Norene Cashen and Tyrone Williams, John Corbin's cigarettes, Steve Panton's slo-mo animation of the infamous Zug Island in Detroit and an online performance by Marlena Corcoran.

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mark(s) online quarterly

mark(s) is pleased to announce release 5.03
december 1, 2004

Robert Bielat
McArthur Binion
Carla Harryman
Michael Peter with
Scott McNally
Marcia G. Yerman

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new release -- gender[f]

gender[f] addresses issues of gender, racial and economic biases resulting in systemic violence against women and minorities.

This project arises from the unseemly juxtaposition of a "war on terror" with the every day realities faced by women living in cultures that enforce female circumcision, do not give equal value for equal work based on cultural bias, tacitly accept violent domestic situations, use sexual intimidation as a military tactic and fear of reprisal as a cultural control.

The name, gender[f], designates a programmatic function. The function - gender - holds an unlimited, presently undefined array - [f] - the identities, issues and/or representations of women in society.

This work is dedicated to the the over 400 murdered and disappeared women of Juarez who worked in the maquiladoras of Juarez.