The Disruption Network Lab is produced by the Disruption Network Lab e.V. (gemeinnütziger eingetragener Verein), a registered non-profit organisation in Germany. The programme is run by Tatiana Bazzichelli (artistic director and curator) and developed together with her team
65 applicants took part in the call, four web residents were chosen from a shortlist of ten proposals. The web residents worked on their projects for four weeks (until April 20, 2017), posting articles regularly or reporting on the steps to their final piece. Projects were shown on Schlosspost as well as on the ZKM website.
Read the call: https://schloss-post.com/call-web-residencies-solitude-zkm/
Web Residencies: https://schloss-post.com/category/blowing-the-whistle/
September 11 – October 31, 2015
Opening: 10th September, 6pm
The title of the show references the Russian word “samizdat”, an important form of dissident activity throughout the former Soviet bloc in which censored literature was clandestinely reproduced and distributed. Transferred to the 21st century, the activity also resonates with aspects of the Snowden Affair and WikiLeaks as regards the distribution of information that places involved people at risk.
For the first time, the artist is showing a series of six color infrared photos as cibachrome prints, portraits of his own network of colleagues and friends: Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda, Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, William Binney and Ai Weiwei. The works were originally created as a sign of admiration and respect for the portrayed people and for their work that led to the “Snowden Affair” and beyond.
Appelbaum uses color infrared photography film that was originally produced to detect camouflaged targets and for use in agricultural surveillance and forensics investigations, to produce pictures that reveal more information than standard film.
Exhibition @ Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana, Slovenia / March 11 – April 3, 2015. Opening March 11, 8pm
With: Anna Adamolo, Anonymous, Billboard Liberation Front, Burning Man Festival, Cacophony Society, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Julian Oliver, Laura Poitras, Les Liens Invisibles, Luther Blissett, Mail Art, Neoism, Peng! Collective, Suicide Club, Telekommunisten, Trevor Paglen.
Seminar @ Kino Šiška, Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia /March 11 – 12, 2015: http://www.aksioma.org/press/networked.disruption.zip
With: Annie Machon (UK), Bani Brusadin (ES), Baruch Gottlieb (CA/DE), Dmytri Kleiner (CA/DE), Florian Cramer (DE/NL), Ida Hiršenfelder (SI), Janez Janša (SI), John Law (US), Loretta Borrelli (IT), Luther Blissett (IT), Tatiana Bazzichelli (IT/DE), Vittore Baroni (IT), Vuk ?osi? (SI).
In the business world, disruption means to introduce into the market an innovation that the market does not expect. This innovation comes from within the market itself. Transferred into the field of art and activism, disruption means to generate practices and interventions that are unexpected, and play within the systems under scrutiny.
Art, hacktivism and business are often intertwined, generating a feedback loop of revolutions and co-optations that is functional to the development of capitalism. Capitalism needs our revolutions because they generate new lifestyles, products and practices that create new markets and consumer desires. Similarly, systems of power need our resistance and opposition because they serve to increase security and forms of control. We need to find new strategies that go beyond the mere act of opposition and that are harder to appropriate.
A new version of deadSwap by #Telekommunisten at transmediale 2015!
We launched the first release of deadSwap in 2009, during the Sousveillance Conference in Aarhus /Denmark. During transmediale 2015 it comes back upgraded and ready to be experienced and enjoyed at: http://deadswap.net
Led by Jose Luis de Vicente (curator and researcher) with Tatiana Bazzichelli (Director of the Disruption Network Lab), Memo Akten (Artist), Lynn Scarff (Programme Director of The Science Gallery).
This debate was recorded at Digital Utopias at Hull Truck Theatre: an Arts Council event curated by Abandon Normal Devices as a trailblazer event for Hull City of Culture 2017, bringing together a range of Arts Council partners including The Space, AHRC and The British Council as well as artists and cultural practitioners from across the UK and beyond. Find out more and see more from Digital Utopias at: artscouncil.org.uk/digitalutopias
The schedule of the upcoming 31C3 Chaos Communication Congress (December 27-30, CCH Congress Centre, Hamburg), seems to prove whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg right when he said: “Courage is contagious”. The internationally well-known yearly conference and hacker party running since 1984, is organised by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), who calls themselves “one of the longest established and most influential civil society organisations dealing with the security and privacy aspects of technology in the German-speaking world” (www.ccc.de).
Since its beginning in 1981, the CCC has actively worked to promote freedom of information and communication, struggled for greater transparency in governments and supported the principles of the hacker ethic, such as free access to technology and computers for everybody. Wau Holland, one of the CCC co-founders who passed away in 2001, described the 1981 meeting of various people in the rooms of Die Tageszeitung (taz) newspaper, which for many is considered crucial for the foundation of the CCC in an interview:
Last month ExBerliner, the Berlin magazine in English since 2002, published online my article “The Disruptors“, after it was on paper in the September issue dedicated to whistle-blower Edward Snowden and the connected scene of hackers, activists and critical thinkers in Berlin.
Here is the full version: http://www.exberliner.com/features/lifestyle/the-disruptors/