consists of a gallery installation, web interface, and free downloadable
newstickers. Through a graphic interface, visitors can select Minds
of Concerngroups, movements, or NGOs such as Oxfam, Freedom
from Debt Coalition, or COSATUthat are engaged in critical global
activities inside our networked society. This list will also include artistic
media activists and all participating artists in the New Museum exhibition.
By clicking a name in this listeither in the installation or on the
websitevisitors trigger a set of network processes that investigate
the security conditions of a different server and evaluate whether it is
secure or open to hacking attacks. The software processes used in Minds
of Concern are dramatically transformed and externalized through light and
sound signals in a kind of Alert Zone in the main gallery space,
as well as through textual data flows in the installation. A primary aspect
of this installation are plastic constructions made of Rubbermaid
food boxes and trash baskets, opening up a controlled space for the network
processes as well as signifying the in/stable structures of daily life.
In this project,
we determine the borders of what is and what is not legal in the (US) public
domain after patriot act (http://unitedwehack.ath.cx/infoPatriotAct.htm),
and we are trying to seek out the areas of friction between an active construction
of the public domain, the expansive US legal system, and the debilitating
dimensions of an intensively patrolled, supposedly open communication and
information infrastructure like the Internet.
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Exhibition at the New Museum New
research in collaboration with Peter Sandbichler (installation)
Staehle +THE THING (Gisela Ehrenfried, Jan Gerber, Walter Palmetshofer),
Thomas Sandbichler, Ingo Guenther, Tim Druckrey, Andreas Broeckmann
Kurowska, Richie Münch-Jindal, Marco Klingmann, Christoph Burgdorfer