Hacktivism in the Context of Art and Media in Italy
15/01 – 27/02/2005
Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday from 12:00 till 19:00
The project hack.it.art at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien is an exhibition and event about technological, artistic and political activism in Italy. It sheds light onto a large complex of activities that, throughout the 80ies, have set up and grown alternative networks to the traditional art system. While these activities may not always be identified as "art", they join together "activism" and "hacking" and should be called "Hacktivism".
In Italy, technological, artistic and political activism is closely interconnected, in a common network spread over the whole country, and consisting of collectives, activists and artists alike. Their common denominator is to give life to an alternative and independent way of producing information, cultural consciousness and communication. The exhibition shows this widespread phenomenon and presents to the German public the multitude of Italian media and net activism.
With: Betty/Sexyshock, Agnese Trocchi/Candida TV, Asbesto/Freaknet Medialab, Fabrizio Manizza/Disco Volante TV Telestreet, Alessandro Ludovico/Neural, Pi-radio und Displaced Dilemma/Superfactory™, Cornelia Sollfrank/Old Boys Network , Diana McCarty/Bootlab, Tina Lorenz/Chaos Computer Club, Sebastian Lütgert/Textz.com, Nikky und Francesco „Walbear“ Marcarone Palmeri/Phag Off, Federico Bucalossi/Not Human, Giacomo Verde/Eutopie, Tommaso Tozzi/Hacker Art, Franca Formenti/Bio Dolls, Nomad und Miss Riel/Gata, Tatiana Bazzichelli/AHA, Alexandra Weltz u.a.
Presented by: AHA: Activism–Hacking–Artivism.
Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli und Alexandra Weltz
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2 / 10997 Berlin