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Hacktivism in the Context of Art and Media in Italy
The project hack.it.art at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien is an exhibition and event about technological, artistic and political activism in Italy.
FLxER Team, with Nikky (deliriouniversale) and Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri (phag-off) will offer a performance during the opening.
In Italy, technological, artistic and political activism is closely interconnected, in a common network spread over the whole country, and consisting of collectives, activists and artists alike.
Their common denominator is to give life to an alternative and independent way of producing information, cultural consciousness and communication.
In a specific way, the correct meaning for this network of practices is the word “hacktivism”.
Hacktivism is the fusion of hacking and activism, technology and political action. Hacktivism is a rhizomatic, open source phenomenon. According to this point of view, hackers are not just those who destructively intrude into computer systems (and who should be more correctly called “crackers”), but those who share the good of knowledge, who fight for free communication and access for all, aiming to create and spread knowledge for the public domain.
hack.it.art – Hacktivism in the Context of Art and Media in Italy
Jan. 15th – Feb. 27th
Opening: January 14th, 2005 7pm, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Mariannenplatz 2, 1o997 Berlin
Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday from 12 till 7 pm
14th, January 2005, 7 pm
– SuperFactory (TM) with: Pi-radio e Displaced Dilemma www.superfactory.biz (Berlin, D);
– PHAG OFF with: Nikky www.deliriouniversale.com and Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri phag-off (Rome, IT) and Bernardo ‘Noisy Pig’ Santarelli www.goodstuff-music.com (Berlin, D).
Exhibition (14. January – 27. February)
The exhibition connects four hacktivist concepts in four different rooms:
– Hack gender! action pink and sexyshock; with: Betty collective www.ecn.org/sexyshock (Bologna, Italia)
– Hack the frequency! telestreet and subversive video production; with: Disco Volante TV from Telestreet Network (Senigallia (AN), Italy);
– Hack the code! hacker art and net.art projects from the Italian hacktivist community www.hackmeeting.it (Italy); (Wall)paintings by Nomad and Miss Riel www.this.is/gata (Berlin, D).
– Hack the reality! the art of hacktivism; with: video on hacktivism by Candida TV www.candidatv.tv (Roma, Italy) and Italian magazine info-desk (Neural www.neural.it, Cyberzone www.cyberzone.it, Simulteneita’, ecc.).
Installazione ‘Inconsapevoli Macchine Poetiche (John Beck Episode)’ by Giacomo Verde www.eutopie.net (Lucca, IT)
5th/6th, February 2005
5th February, 2.00-6.00 pm/6th February 12.00 am/3.30 pm.
Hacking TV: How to build a Telestreet
During the workshops the instructions to build a Telestreet will be given to the public; max 20 partecipants.
– Agnese Trocchi, Candida TV (Rome, IT)
– Federico Bucalossi, Nothuman (Florence, IT)
– Alexandra Weltz, filmmaker (Berlin, D)
In cooperation with: Transmediale/Club Transmediale
6th, Feburary, 4.00 pm
Hacking the Body
Cyberfeminism panel: radical and ironical uses of technology through female bodies.
First section (4.00-5.30 pm):
– Cornelia Sollfrank, artist and cyberfeminist, Old Boys Network (Hamburg, D)
– Agnese Trocchi, Candida TV (Rome IT)
Discussion with the public
Projection of the video (5.30 pm):
– ‘Bio Doll’s Baby’ by Franca Formenti www.francaformenti3.org (Varese, IT), video introduced by Dahlia Schweitzer www.thisisdahlia.com (New York, USA/Berlin, D) with the interaction of synusi@ virus by Casaluce – Geiger (Vienna, AU/Italy)
Second section (6.00-7.30 pm):
– Diana McCarty, Bootlab (Berlin, D)
– Betty, Sexyshock (Bologna, IT)
Discussion with the public
– Moderator: Tatiana Bazzichelli, AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism (Rome, IT/Berlin, D)
8th, February, 7.00 pm
Hacktivism. Was tun?/Che fare?
panel on the present and future of hacktivism; with:
– First section:
– Sebastian Lütgert, Textz.com (Berlin, D)
– Tommaso Tozzi, Hacker Art (Florence, IT)
– Second section:
– Susanne Schmidt/Informationsfreiheiten.de (Berlin, D)
– Asbesto, Freaknet Medialab (Catania, IT)
Discussion with the public
– Moderator: Alessandro Ludovico, Neural Magazine (Bari, IT)
>>If you want to know more, check the Italian Hacktivism Map:
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hack.it.art is presented by AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism
Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and Alexandra Weltz.
Organized by: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute of Berlin and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.
In partnership with the “U-Spot” Art Magazine, the “Zitty” CityMagazine, the “Taz” Newspaper, the “Jungle World” Weekly Magazine, Data-Recovery and the media art festival “transmediale.05”.
With the support of the Cultural Anthropology Department, Faculty of Sciences of Communication, University “La Sapienza” of Rome and the “Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa” (Venice).
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien | Mariannenplatz 2, 1o997 Berlin |
Tel.: (o3o) 9o298-14 55 | Fax: -14 53 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.kunstraumkreuzberg.de | Director: Stéphane Bauer, Collaborators: Ulrike Ettinger, Katharina Ballhausen, Julia Schonlau.