[artinfo] Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Mar 13 11:51:48 CET 2012

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 

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 


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