Hi Spectre types,
I have been writing a paper called “Hack Value”. It relates to contemporary
forms of Art & Hacktivism without the use of technology. It also includes
various examples of ‘non art’ cultural hacks.
“Hack Value comprises of technological and physical forms of hacking. These
include agency, skill, craft, disruption, social change, activism,
aesthetics, recontextualizing, claiming or reclaiming territories,
independence, emancipation, relearning, rediscovering, play, criticalness,
challenging borders, breaking into and opening up closed systems, changing
a context or situation, highlighting an issue, finding ways around
problems, changing defaults, and restructuring things.”
If anyone on here knows of individuals or groups exploring these forms of
hacking and it does not involve technology, but in some way relates to art.
I would love to interview you or them?
I am especially interested in female artists & female theorists exploring
this kind of practice, because (of course) we need more wimmin represented
as usual. It does not matter whether you are part of an institution or not
or if you have been seen in big festivals (that’s not important! Dark
matter Lives!), so please contact me if you think your work fits into this
kind of research.
The other thing is, it does not necessarily have to be literally political
– it could be something that involves some form of social change or
emancipation (emancipation especially).
The paper is part of a larger study called ‘An Imaginative Dissent: In Art,
Technology & Social Change’.
Hack Value will be published – and I’m currently thinking about how it can
be a conference & where – but writing about it is the main focus right now.
If you want to view other interviews I have done – look here.
Selected interviews on art, technology & social change by Marc Garrett
Links to two other articles here…
Disrupting The Gaze: Art Intervention and the Tate Gallery.
Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism.
Wishing you well & thanks for your time.