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United States

Date of visit

25 - 29 October 2017

Purpose of visit

Legacy Russell and Angela Washko are part of Impakt Festival 2017. The programme of this edition of Impakt Festival seeks to address the relationship between technology, religion, magic and the occult.


Legacy Russell is a writer, artist, and cultural producer. Her first book Glitch Feminism is forthcoming and will be published by Verso. Born and raised in New York City's East Village she is the UK Gallery Relations Lead and Gallery Partner Programs Lead for the online platform Artsy. Her work can be found in a variety of publications worldwide: BOMB, The White Review, Rhizome, DIS, The Society Pages, Guernica, Berfrois and beyond. Holding an MRes of Visual Culture with Distinction from Goldsmiths College at University of London, her academic and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, idolatry, and new media ritual.

Angela Washko, Artist & Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University. Angela Washko is an artist, writer and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions of feminism in the spaces most hostile toward it. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2012, Washko has also been facilitating The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft. Addie Wagenknecht, Artist & Co-founder of Deep Lab. Addie Wagenknecht is an American artist based in Austria, whose work explores the tension between expression and technology. She seeks to blend conceptual work with traditional forms of hacking and sculpture.