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 theme of the 12th edition of the festival is "Terms of Privacy", and will be hosted in Montreal from November 3rd to 6th 2016. The festival presents creative and critical projects exploring how the notion of privacy has been reformulated in the last decades in the realm of politics but also in the most intimate areas of daily life. The HTMlles take place in different galleries, artist-run centers and universities across the city.
Artistic direction and Programming
Curator of the Studio XX exhibition
Katja Melzer, Sophie Le Phat-Ho, Sophie Toupin
Programming Committee for The HTMlles 12
Visual Identity / Graphic Design
Photography / Video
Deborah VanSlet, John Boyle-Singfield et Josée Brouillard