MYTHIC HYBRID, 2002
Funded in part by Creative Capital and Turbulance.org
For video archive of the project on the Turbulanace website: https://vimeo.com/128691646
Mythic Hybrid is a "search engine" inspired by my interest in women working in microelectronics factories. Upon my research, I came across reports of collective hallucination and mass hysteria occurring among women factory workers.
In 2001, I traveled to India to continue my research and investigate these reports. What I found along the way was contrary to expectations - a group of sane, rational women with identities constructed by a set of complex social and psychological factors.
This project uses the term "mythic hybrid" in a critical way. It was coined by Donna Haraway in her seminal essay, "Cyborg Manifesto," to invoke an imagination of fictions and feminisms that dreams "not of a common language, but of a powerful infidel heteroglossia." Since then, how far has cyberfeminism taken us?"