[spectre] Hack Value & hacking without technology - what does it
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Jul 24 18:50:45 CEST 2013
Hi Spectre types,
I have been writing a paper called "Hack Value". It relates to
contemporary forms of Art & Hacktivism without the use of technology. It
also includes various examples of 'non art' cultural hacks.
"Hack Value comprises of technological and physical forms of hacking.
These include agency, skill, craft, disruption, social change, activism,
aesthetics, recontextualizing, claiming or reclaiming territories,
independence, emancipation, relearning, rediscovering, play,
criticalness, challenging borders, breaking into and opening up closed
systems, changing a context or situation, highlighting an issue, finding
ways around problems, changing defaults, and restructuring things."
If anyone on here knows of individuals or groups exploring these forms
of hacking and it does not involve technology, but in some way relates
to art. I would love to interview you or them?
I am especially interested in female artists & female theorists
exploring this kind of practice, because (of course) we need more wimmin
represented as usual. It does not matter whether you are part of an
institution or not or if you have been seen in big festivals (that's not
important! Dark matter Lives!), so please contact me if you think your
work fits into this kind of research.
The other thing is, it does not necessarily have to be literally
political - it could be something that involves some form of social
change or emancipation (emancipation especially).
The paper is part of a larger study called 'An Imaginative Dissent: In
Art, Technology & Social Change'.
Hack Value will be published - and I'm currently thinking about how it
can be a conference & where - but writing about it is the main focus
If you want to view other interviews I have done - look here.
Selected interviews on art, technology & social change by Marc Garrett
Links to two other articles here...
Disrupting The Gaze: Art Intervention and the Tate Gallery.
Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism.
Wishing you well & thanks for your time.
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