Mandate / history
Taking place in Montreal, The HTMlles is an international biennial festival that brings together local and international artists, scholars, and activists who are passionate about critical engagement with new technologies from feminist perspectives. Based on a specific theme, each edition explores urgent socio-political questions through a series of exhibitions, conferences, performances and workshops.
The HTMlles is produced by Studio XX, a bilingual, feminist artist-run centre for technological exploration, creation, and critique, founded in 1996. The 12th edition of the festival will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Studio XX!
Initiated in 1997, the festival began as an international platform for introducing women’s web art. Collaborating closely with partner organizations, The HTMlles has become a multi-site festival dedicated to the presentation of women’s, trans, and gender non-conforming artists’ independent media artworks in a transdisciplinary environment that strives for anti-oppression.
The 13th edition of the festival, "Beyond the Hashtag: failures and becomings", will take place in Montreal from November 1st to 4th 2018.
Julie Alary Lavalée