[NetBehaviour] Ministry of Hacking: Hacking the Present

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Sep 19 10:58:38 CEST 2014

Ministry of Hacking: Hacking the Present

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What experiences in recent decades have proved to be a basis of 
knowledge for an open society of the future? How can these insights be 
applied in artistic practice and what is the contribution of hacking, a 
factor which rechannels information flows with the aim of sharing?

A team of feminist hackers looks into this question, inviting visitors 
to join them in transforming esc medien kunst labor into a server with a 
new operating system. Artists, programmers and theorists lay the 
foundations for the exhibition with their experiments. But space remains 
open, with actions and activities constantly changing the exhibition set-up.

If hacking serves to understand the way in which technology works, then 
feminist hacking means examining criteria of inclusion and exclusion in 
our society even more closely so as to infiltrate them – with the aim of 
evading manipulation and heteronomy. Feminist hacking is thus equally an 
act of refusal.


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