[NetBehaviour] The Art of Hacking Exhibition
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The Art of Hacking Exhibition
September 10th - 12th of November 2011
Opening: 9th of September.
‘The art of Hacking’ focuses on the artistic side of hacking. The
artists in this exhibition highlight the imperfections of our
surroundings and daily lives. The projects subvert, improve on or
circumnavigate ‘official’ systems and practices and offer alternatives.
Superficially, hacking is often associated with spreading online viruses
and other digital attacks. Officially these criminal activities are not
really known as hacking, but as ‘cracking’. The real practice of hacking
is done based on far more positive and artistic motives. It’s a state of
mind and there are elaborate ethical codes within the hacker community.
In short creative hacking combines artists’ technical skills with the
optimism to solve problems and the urge to overcome artistic
limitations. The basis for these works lies in a technical, online
methodology that spreads into the physical world through the tangibility
of the artworks.
With works by: Heath Bunting, Harmen de Hoop, moddr_, Cornelia
Sollfrank, The Yes Men, ÜBERMORGEN.COM and Nancy Mauro-Flude/Mez
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