Art Hack Day Berlin /// + Going Dark +


Art Hack Day Berlin  ///   + Going Dark +

Exhibition and live performances open to the public:
Saturday 28.09.2013, 19.00–late

with afterparty from DJ MFK (Urban Mutations)

(free entry, donations welcome)

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Our actions are increasingly mediated by data. Previously we formed our artifacts, now they form us. Woven into a seamless network, they quantify our lives, affect our thinking and become intrinsic to our being. As such, the urge to go dark has never been greater. Arguably it has also never been harder. But is concealment a solution or rather a retreat? Perhaps there is a quality to this quantification that reveals the full potential of the new codified world? Can you have control over data? Who has access to it and why? Data takes on a life of its own as it’s replicated on servers across the globe. It can’t be deleted, it piles up like trash. In fact, polluting your path with fake data may offer better protection than cloaking or jamming. But does this not come into conflict with the open structure of the internet? While digital detritus fills the open web, darknets (corporate, military, governmental and civilian) loom large, inaccessible to the public, bigger than the internet itself. This reveals the other extreme of the new power structure: Secret networks, beyond the reach of the public and reserved for an elite. Can you escape their control without restricting yourself? Similarly part of our inner being is not yet accessible or recordable, and we yearn for what is out of reach: our own dark matter. Who lurks in these unexplored spaces? Can you engage authentically and not reveal yourself? Can you go dark?

Between September 26-28, fifty artists and hackers will inhabit LEAP in Berlin to create new collaborative projects on the theme of “Going Dark”.

Visitors are invited to join the teams on Saturday September 28th starting at 19:00 for an exhibition, live performances, and party.

“Going Dark” is the first of two events with Art Hack Day/LEAP and transmediale 2014: The first one takes place at LEAP (Lab For Electronic Arts And Performance) this September 26-28 and the second during the 2014 transmediale festival January 29 - February 2nd 2014 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Art Hack Day Berlin is a two part project by Art Hack Day/LEAP and transmediale 2014.


Jamie Allen
Anthony Antonellis
Kim Asendorf
James Auger
Ralf Baecker
Jeremy Bailey
Katharina Birkenbach
Robert Böhnke
Katrin Caspar
Alessandro Contini
Alberto De Campo
Lindsay Eyink
Andreas Nicolas Fischer
Daniel Franke
Annie Goh
Helene Hahn
Darsha Hewitt
Hannes Hoelzl
Brendan Howell
Akitoshi Honda
David Huerta
Dean Hunt
Petja Ivanova
Tor Rauden Källstigen
Quin Kennedy
Tove Kjellmark
Mey Lean Kronemann
Rosemary Lee
Alessandra Leone
Jana Linke
Daniel Massey
Olof Mathé
Daria Merkoulova
Katharina Meyer
Tanya Mulkidzhanova
Nora O Murchu
Dennis Paul
Jacob Penca
Christopher Pietsch
Sascha Pohflepp
Priscilla Posada
Niko Princen
Tim Pulver
Sebastian Sadowski
Sebastian Schmieg
Marcel Schwittlick
Jacob Sikker Remin
Billy Rennekamp
Chanpory Rith
Bengt Sjölen
Ramin Soleymani
Wolfgang Spahn
Nicole Srock Stanley
Adriaan Stellingwerff
Barry Threw
Claire Tolan
Tina Tonagel
Johan Uhle
Harm van den Dorpel
Marija Vlajic
Paul Vollmer
Johannes Wagener
Addie Wagenknecht
Nils Westerlund
Karl Westin
Andrey Zhukov

This event is sponsored by MailChimp, Google Chrome, seed, IFTTT, Artsy, NewHive, Eventbrite, inconmobileServe-u, Tinkersoup, Audi (& befriended by Retune)


Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance
(Berlin Carré 1. floor)
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13
10178 Berlin

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