XenoEntities Network (XEN) is a platform for discussion and experimentation focusing on intersections of queer, gender, and feminist studies with digital technologies, initiated by Pedro Marum and expanded to a collective including Lou Drago, Rita Macedo, and Zander Porter.
The XEN-curated programs comprise events with performances, screenings, and panels. Programs revolve around contemporary art and philosophical-theoretical themes such as posthumanism, xenofeminism, cyborgs and prosthetics, surveillance technologies, virtual reality, amongst others.
Apart from curated programs, XEN organises “Assemblages,” which are free-access gatherings with the purpose to (discuss) research, where participants can propose topics and ideas within the scope of the platform. We invite speakers from different fields to our sessions and organise round-table discussions, complete with readings of relevant materials as well as discussions of texts and artworks.
Through the discussion of these topics, XEN speculates about new forms of existence and explores the expansion of bodies and subjectivities within the digital realm. XEN is an open-community platform for anyone from any background who has an interest and curiosity in these topics and/or is willing to expand/corrupt/disrupt/explode them in safe(r) contexts.