Art Hack Day- Berlin “After Glow”

Opening: (Free)
29 January 20:30 – late

Exhibition: (Free)
30 January – 2 February 2014 11:00 – 21:00

In a curatorial and organizational collaboration between transmediale and LEAP (Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance) the transmediale festival has invited internet-based non-profit Art Hack Day as a grassroots event/exhibit format/community for artists whose medium is tech and hackers whose medium is art. This event gathers more than 70 participants working intensively for two days to come up with an instant exhibition that responds to the thematic framework of afterglow. Collaborative in nature, Art Hack Day is a project dedicated to cracking open the process of art-making, with special reverence toward open-source technologies. As an event it bridges the gap between art, technology and entrepreneurship and expresses a belief “in non-utilitarian beauty through technology and its ability to affect social change for public good”.

For this edition of Art Hack Day the participants were asked to respond to the afterglow theme of transmediale 2014, through the following brief:

As coders we fear the ‘legacy’ system, a piece of old junk we haven’t yet figured out how to throw away. As artists, we’re tempted by prolific outbursts of freshness and novelty; more art of less value. Businesses and government crave more data, more connections, more context. By embracing these impulses without contemplation we perpetuate the technological hype cycle and unintentionally shorten the half-life of our artefacts. Technology has become akin to a natural resource, generating physical and immaterial waste that is appropriated in such diverse contexts as e-garbage dumps, big data businesses and mass surveillance schemes. As such, trash is no longer what is just left behind but is central to our post-digital lives. When digital detritus piles up it decomposes, giving rise to a post-digital afterglow with the potential for new expression and new enterprise. Can we make peace with our excessive data flows and their inevitable obsolescence? Can we find nourishment in waste, overflow and excess? Can the afterglow of perpetual decay illuminate us?

Art Hack Day Berlin is an organizational and curatorial collaboration between transmediale, Art Hack Day and LEAP (Daniel Franke, Kai Kreuzmüller, John McKiernan).

Participants:

AKIHIKO TANIGUCHI
ALBERTO DE CAMPO
ALMA ALLORO
AMIR TANNE
ANDREAS FISCHER
ANDREAS GREINER
ANNIE GOH
ANTHONY ANTONELLIS
AUDREY SAMSON
BARUCH GOTTLIEB
BENGT SJÖLÉN
BENJAMIN GAULON
BERNHARD GARNICNIG
BIRCH COOPER
BRENNA MURPHY
BRITTA THIE
BUDHADITYA CHATTOPADHYAY
CAN’T BE BLANK
CARL EMIL CARLSEN
CHRISTIAN VILLUM
CONSTANT DULLAART
DANI PLOEGER
DANIEL FRANKE
DANJA VASILIEV
DAVID GAUTHIER
DAVID HUERTA
DENNIS DE BEL
DENNIS PAUL
DMYTRI KLEINER
ELEONORA OREGGIA
EMILIE GERVAIS
FABIANE BORGES
FABIEN ARTAL [K-II][N] FORRESTO
GENTO MATSUMOTO
GERALDINE JUAREZ (SUBMARINE)
HELGA WRETMAN
IGAL NASSIMA
JACOB SIKKER REMIN
JAKOB BAK
JAMIE ALLEN
JAN BERKEL
JANA LINKE
JELILI ATIKU
JENS JØRGENSEN
JEREMY BAILEY
JOHAN UHLE
JOHANNES P OSTERHOFF
JONAH BRUCKER-COHEN
JULIAN OLIVER
JUSTIN BLINDER
KATERINA UNDO
KATRIN CASPAR
KAWANDEEP VIRDEE
KENSUKE SEMBO
KIM ASENDORF
KRISTINA LINDSTRÖM
LUCAS BAMBOZZI
MARCEL SCHWITTLICK
MARIO DE VEGA
NANCY MAURO-FLUDE
NICK SMITHIES
NICKLAS MARELIUS
NIKO PRINCEN
OLE FACH
OLOF MATHÉ
PAUL CHRISTOPHE
PHILIPP RONNENBERG
QUIN KENNEDY
RACHEL DE JOODE
RACHEL UWA
RALF BAECKER
ROBERT BOEHNKE
ROSA MENKMAN
ROSEMARY LEE
SABRINA BASTEN
SAŠO SEDLAČEK
SEBASTIAN SCHMIEG
SHUNYA HAGIWARA
THIAGO HERSAN
TINA TONAGEL
TOMOYA WATANABE
TSILA HASSINE
VERENA FRIEDRICH
VICTOR MAZÓN
WOLFGANG SPAHN
YAE AKAIWA
YUKO MOHRI
ÅSA STÅHL

http://www.transmediale.de/content/art-hack-day-berlin-afterglow

www.arthackday.net/events/afterglow

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