Mary Maggic works at the intersection of hormones, body and gender politics, and environmental toxicity, using “biohacking” as a xeno-feminist practice of care that carries the potential to demystify invisible systems of molecular biopower. Their practice spans amateur science, public workshopology, participatory performance, documentary, and speculative fiction. In 2017, their project “Open Source Estrogen” was awarded Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts, and in 2019 Maggic completed a 10-month Fulbright residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia exploring the connection between Javanese mysticism and the plastic pollution crisis. Maggic is a current member of the online network Hackteria: Open Source Biological Art, the laboratory theater collective Aliens in Green, the Asian artist collective Mai Ling Vienna, as well as a contributor to the radical syllabus project Pirate Care and to the online Cyberfeminism Index.
Photo by Anna Breit