Network // May 25, 2012

Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism. ⁄⁄

Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism.

By Marc Garrett

“It is not accidental that at a point in history when hierarchical power and manipulation have reached their most threatening proportions, the very concepts of hierarchy, power and manipulation come into question.” Murray Bookchin. Post-scarcity and Anarchism (1968).

Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism, is the first of a series of articles exploring how contemporary artists engaged with technology and activism are transcending established art behaviours. Crossing over into territories that reflect not only social and political contexts, but new dialogues of experiencing and understanding art. The politics of today becomes the background, the material and canvas of imaginative and critical play.

This series features early work from WANK worm, and contemporary activist art examples by moddr_, Gordan Savicic, Walter Langelaar, Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico, Julian Oliver, Danja Vasiliev, Men in Grey (M.I.G), Tiltfactor, Mary Flanagan, Ricardo Dominguez, Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll & Elle Mehrmand, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, Heath Bunting & Kate Rich.