Art Hack Day is an event dedicated to cracking open the process of art making. Between September 26-28, sixty artists and hackers will inhabit LEAP Berlin to create a flash exhibit on the theme of "Going Dark".
Our actions are increasingly mediated by data. Previously we formed our artifacts, now they form us. They quantify our lives and thinking in all walks of life, woven into a seamless mesh, a digital trace of each individual. As such, the urge to go dark has never been greater. Arguably it has also never been harder. 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. So while digital detritus fills the open web, darknets (corporate, military, governmental and civilian) loom large, inaccessible to the public, bigger than the internet itself. 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?
"Going Dark" is a collaboration between Art Hack Day, LEAP Berlin and transmediale.
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"There is room to be quite experimental, giving room for all kinds of technical failures, exchange, inspirations, and so on"
"In 48h a group show on the theme 'Going Dark' arises. Underlying it all, hacking is seen as an artistic endeavor and art as hacking."
"Among the works are a web-based hamburger auction, a battery installation, a laser-pointer work, an auction of Facebook profiles and a project where visitors get access to the artist's email"
"She often has to explain to airport security that her artworks are not bombs, but indeed artworks. Luckily, they always believe her."
"...with less than 24h to go before the opening, there's a festive vibe in the space; intense drumming on laptop keyboards, noise from saws and fumes from soldering irons."
"Navigating our way through the tech-based art and performance, following lights through the dark, and enjoying the (free?) cheeseburgers"
"The most crowded event of the week; probably the most interesting one as well...This show had a lot of unexpected humor going on."
"Business? Who cares!..They are equally hackers and artists, meeting for the first time in Berlin, bringing together tech and creativity"