Female:pressure is a transnational online database and network of women*, AFAB, transgender, transfeminine, transmasculine, intersex [+gender optional], genderqueer, gender nonconforming, a-gender and/or non-binary DJs, musicians, composers, producers, visual artists, agents, journalists and researchers working in the realms of electronic music and visual arts. It is a publicly accessible source of information, a means of communication and a tool to disclose the existence and the work of women*, non-binary, transgender and gender fluid people in this seemingly cis-male dominated field.
Founded by Vienna based Electric Indigo in 1998, female:pressure is the technological answer to the recurring assertions of an alleged lack of female* artists in this field. The project started out as a simple html list until Viennese media artist and open source expert Andrea Mayr programmed the database in 2001. With about 180 listed artists from 19 countries 20 years ago, female:pressure can now be proud of including over 3000 members from 86 countries [August 2023]. Members can log in and update their individual profile, most of the profiles link to the artists' web pages and contain contact information.
Paranoise is hosting the female:pressure podcast with music presented by its members