‘hello process!’ at Observatori

events - May 31st, 2008 - Marloes de Valk - No Comments

Exibition ‘After the net’
5th of June – 29th of June 2008
Observatori, Valencia (ES)

From the 5th till the 29th of July, hello process will be exhibited at Observatori festival in Valencia, Spain. Observatori is an international festival of contemporary art, running since 2000, programming diverse artists and projects across different art forms. Hello process will be part of the exhibition ‘After the net’. Like the film ‘The Net’ by Lutz Dammbeck (2003), the exhibition explores systems of technological control and presents works that draw attention to historical shifts of network power: from cybernetics to free and open source software, and in turn to social networking platforms. The works in the exhibition explore some of the historical roots of technological open systems in relation to ethics and artistic practice and reactivate some of the founding paradoxes. On the one hand, there is an emphasis on the social promises of global networking and instantaneous communication, and on the other, an emphasis on intrusive systems of technological control. The artists in the exhibition respond through critique, invention and panache.


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