Exhibition: “Behind the Smart World – saving, deleting, resurfacing data”

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Waste(d)!

AMRO – Art Meets Radical Openness 2016, Linz
Festival Dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture
Waste(d)!
25.05-2
8.05.2016

AMRO is a biennial community festival in Linz that probes and engages with new challenges between digital culture, art, everyday life, education, politics, and taking action.

This year’s festival “Waste(d)!” is devoted to aspects of the conditions of our digital infosphere that are increasingly perceived as complex. The act of saving, deleting, or resurfacing data and information has taken on a life of its own, is monitored, monetized and waste valuable natural resources.

What is the cultural, social, philosophical, ecological, and economic significance of producing, saving, deleting, and resurfacing data?

 

 

 

Exhibition in conjunction with AMRO 2016: Waste(d)!
Opening: Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 7:30 pm
KunstRaum Goethestrasse

Agbogbloshie is a district in the teeming metropolis of Accra in West-African Ghana. The world’s largest electro-waste dump is located here. Twenty-two hard drives brought back to Austria from this dump are the starting point for the exhibition. Alongside the material and exploitative dark sides of the dirty business with electronic waste, the exhibition brings together artistic positions dealing with the value of digital information and our constant production of data. The saving, deleting and resurfacing of information is part of our everyday life. We leave not only material traces that have disastrous effects on people and our environment, but also digital traces, the value of which is to be called into question.
A project by Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle (KairUs) realised in cooperation with servus.at.

Audrey Samson, Emilio Vavarella, Fabian Kühfuß, Fictilis, Ivar Veermäe, Joakim Blattmann, Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman (KairUs), Martin Reiche, Michael Wirthig, Michaela Lakova, Owen Mundy, Raphael Perret, Shu Lea Cheang, Simon Krenn, Matthias Urban, Times of Waste, Wolfgang Spahn.

With additional workshops by Audrey Samson (Digital Data funeral (selfie)) and Fieke Jansen and Ling Luther from the Tactical Tech collective.

Exhibition: 26 May 2016 – 10 June 2016
Opening hours and registration for guided tours: www.radical-openness.org

Partners:
KunstRaum Goethestrasse xdt, Art University Linz, afo architecture forum upper austria
Funded by: The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, City of Linz (LinzImPULS), Art University Linz
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, OCA: Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Material Sponsoring: MGG – Müller-Guttenbrunn Group

Exhibition statement and artwork abstracts

Andreas Zingerle; Ushi Reiter and Susanne Blaimshein during the opening speech Andreas Zingerle (KairUs) with Uschi Reiter (servus.at, AMRO festival) and Susanne Blaimschein (Kunstraum Goethestrasse) during the opening speech (photo by Beate Rathmayr
Andreas Zingerle (KairUs) with Uschi Reiter (servus.at, AMRO festival) and Susanne Blaimschein (Kunstraum Goethestrasse) during the opening speech (photo by Beate Rathmayr

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 Emilio Vavarella: THE ITALIAN JOB | Job n.2, An-Archiving Game (detail)
Emilio Vavarella: THE ITALIAN JOB | Job n.2, An-Archiving Game (detail)

 

 

 Emilio Vavarella: THE ITALIAN JOB | Job n.2, An-Archiving Game (detail)
Emilio Vavarella: THE ITALIAN JOB | Job n.2, An-Archiving Game (detail)

 

 

 

 Visitors during the opening looking at Shue Lea Cheangs video work "Bodies of planned obsolesence"
Visitors during the opening looking at Shue Lea Cheangs video work “Bodies of planned obsolesence”

 

 

Wolfgang Spahn: Bilder einer Ausstellung
Wolfgang Spahn: Bilder einer Ausstellung
 Wolfgang Spahn talking about the technical setup of his work
Wolfgang Spahn talking about the technical setup of his work
 Michael Wirthig: Headcrash (Videostill)
Michael Wirthig: Headcrash (Videostill)
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Owen Mundy: I know where your cat lives
Martin Reiche: Shell performance
Martin Reiche: Shell performance
Martin Reiche: Shell performance (detail)
Martin Reiche: Shell performance (detail)
Fabian Kühfuss: Shopimation
Fabian Kühfuss: Shopimation
Raphael Perret: Recycling Yantra
Raphael Perret: Recycling Yantra
Raphael Perret: Recycling Yantra
Raphael Perret: Recycling Yantra
Raphael Perret talking about his field trip to India
Raphael Perret talking about his field trip to India
Matthias Urban, Simon Krenn: Transposon
Matthias Urban, Simon Krenn: Transposon
Matthias Urban, Simon Krenn: Transposon
Matthias Urban, Simon Krenn: Transposon
 Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #1 Not a blackmail
Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #1 Not a blackmail
 Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #2 Identity theft
Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #2 Identity theft
 Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #3 Found footage stalker
Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): Forensic fantasies: #3 Found footage stalker
Research group: "Times of Waste"
Research group: “Times of Waste”
 Research group: "Times of Waste" Field guide and audio essay (work in progress)
Research group: “Times of Waste” Field guide and audio essay (work in progress)
 Flavia Caviezel and Yvonne Volkert from the research group "Times of Waste" briefly explaining their research process
Flavia Caviezel and Yvonne Volkert from the research group “Times of Waste” briefly explaining their research process
Activist group Fictilis: Wildcat hauling
Activist group Fictilis: Wildcat hauling

 

Ivar Veermäe: Center of Doubt
Ivar Veermäe: Center of Doubt
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Joakim Blattmann: Location
Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW
Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW
Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW
Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW
Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW
Michaela Lakova: DEL?No, wait!REW
Audrey Samson: Goodnight sweetheart
Audrey Samson: Goodnight sweetheart
Workshop by Audrey Samson
Workshop by Audrey Samson
Workshop by Audrey Samson
Workshop by Audrey Samson
Workshop by Audrey Samson
Workshop by Audrey Samson
IMG_2725_ed Four workshops; Investigating your meta data, Hands on your Handy (Mobile), Pimp your Browser and Disrupting your digital shadow by Tactical Tech members Fieke Jansen and Ling Luther.
Four workshops; Investigating your meta data, Hands on your Handy (Mobile), Pimp your Browser and Disrupting your digital shadow by Tactical Tech members Fieke Jansen and Ling Luther.
 Workshop participants figuring out how the Internet works.
Workshop participants figuring out how the Internet works.
Meta-data exercise
Meta-data exercise
 What meta data does an image, video, text file etc. contain?
What meta data does an image, video, text file etc. contain?
 What can you tell about the owner of a phone just by looking at it for 3 min? ... pretty much.
What can you tell about the owner of a phone just by looking at it for 3 min? … pretty much.

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