Art Hack Day: Lethal Software Exhibit & Holiday Party

Support GAFFTA’s year-end campaign by attending this event!

Art Hack Day is an event dedicated to cracking open the process of art-making. Check out the video from the inaugural Art Hack Party at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn:

Between December 13-15, artists and hackers will inhabit GAFFTA to create a flash exhibit on the theme of ‘Lethal Software’. Software now has a license to kill, as advances in computing have made drones and other weapon systems autonomous. This development was long presaged by popular culture (Hal, Robocop, Terminator).

Fortunately, most of us don’t have to write this software (or suffer from it) although we interact daily with software that is lethal in other respects.There is software that prevents other software from executing (spam vs. anti-spam, surveillance vs. sousveillance) and there is software that shields us from the influence of fellow humans (e.g., Google’s auto-complete algorithm).

On Saturday, December 15th, we encourage visitors to engage with the projects for a donation based closing public exhibition, performances and party at GAFFTA on 923 Market Street from 7pm-late.

Confirmed Participants include:

Barry Threw, Josh Nimoy, Stijn Schiffeleers, Toby Schachman, Ryan Alexander, Matt Ganucheau, Syed Reza Ali, Jeff Easter, Igal Nassima, Dan Moore, Max Ogden, Andrew Benson, Gabriel Dunne plus many more to be announced! Register to attend the full weekend and collaborate on projects:

Performances by:

Kit Clayton (~scape/Cycling ’74)
Holly Herndon (RVNG Intl./Stanford)
Mark Slee (House Heads/Heron Arts)


Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon left her Tennessee home as a teenager to immerse herself in Berlin techno culture, eventually returning wide-minded to the States to pursue a Masters in Electronic Music at Mills College. While at Mills she earned the 2011 Elizabeth Mills Crothers award for best composer and developed Movement, her …

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Mark Slee

Mark Slee is a resident DJ and co-founder of House-Heads, a San Francisco collective throwing unique underground and private events focused on forward-thinking dance music. He is also one half of Manju Masi, a collaboration with long-time partner in crime Atish.

Born and raised outside Chicago, Mark grew up on …

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Kit Clayton

Joshua Kit Clayton, better know by his stage name Kit Clayton, is a San Francisco-based electronic and digital musician and computer programmer. “In addition to his musical work, Joshua is a programmer for Cycling ’74, where he is responsible for further development of the Max/MSP MIDI/audio programming environment.”  …

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