What becomes of this body, what becomes of womxn, when they are saved, classified, listed and exported to private libraries? When they are at the heart of a mediatized / digitalized / (meta)technological pact?
Amassed like files, anonymized or renamed, fetishized by the infinite possibilities granted by (and through) media and computational machines; and transposed into screen-imagery, malleable and disposable by clicking and double-clicking, copied and pasted; quantified and reduced through overgrowing flux of microaggressions. What are the causes and effects of bodies downloaded, piled on top of each other in private / anonymous windows / servers in the virtual exploitation / consumption / overconsumption of womxn and their bodies?
What is the erotic data; how does the computer and / or its computer system participate as an aphrodisiac device?
‘‘Do you turn your computer on or does your computer turn you on?’’
(co-author, programmer, translator and visual director) is co-founder of Diverses Syllabes, studies literature at UQAM, is in charge of communications / events for Mœbius, editorial assistant for Éditions XYZ and librarian at l’Euguélionne, a feminist cooperative bookstore based in Montreal. She has participated in several academic initiatives such as the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ), the Feminist Philosophy Symposium (UdeM), and Yiara Magazine (Concordia University). She was previously production assistant at the Festival de la Poésie de Montréal for its digital edition on Latin American poets. Her texts have been published in several magazines / collectives (Mœbius, Cigale, Somme Toute, NébulX apt get fict -404 (), etc.)
(co-author) is a Senegalese-French publisher and author. Born and raised in Paris, she now lives in Montreal. She studied literature at UQAM and founded Diverses Syllabes in the summer of 2020. She is actively involved in the inclusion of minority voices in the arts and academia in Quebec, being a member of the Institut de recherche en études féminines (IREF) and participating in several initiatives such as the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ), the Centre de recherche sur le texte et l'imaginaire (Figura) and the Canadian Association for African Studies (CAAS) as well as being a juror for the Prix de la Nouvelle 2021 for Radio-Canada.