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hack.it.art – Hacktivism in the Context of Art and Media in Italy

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hack.it.art – Hacktivism in the Context of Art and Media in Italy From January 15th till February 27th 2005

Opening: January 14th, 2005 7pm, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Mariannenplatz 2, 1o997 Berlin

Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday from 12 till 7 pm


14th, January 2005, 7 pm

– SuperFactory (TM) with: Pi-radio e Displaced Dilemma http://www.superfactory.biz/" www.superfactory.biz (Berlin, D);

– PHAG OFF with: Nikky http://www.deliriouniversale.com/" www.deliriouniversale.com and Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri http://www.vidalocarecords.com/booking/phagoff.htm" phag-off (Rome, IT) and Bernardo ‘Noisy Pig’ Santarelli http://www.goodstuff-music.com/" www.goodstuff-music.com (Berlin, D).

Exhibition (14. January – 27. February)

The exhibition connects four hacktivist concepts in four different rooms:

– Hack gender! action pink and sexyshock; with: Betty collective http://www.ecn.org/sexyshock" www.ecn.org/sexyshock (Bologna, Italia)

– Hack the frequency! telestreet and subversive video production; with: Disco Volante TV from http://www.telestreet.it/" Telestreet Network (Senigallia (AN), Italy);

– Hack the code! hacker art and net.art projects from the Italian hacktivist community http://www.hackmeeting.it/" www.hackmeeting.it (Italy); (Wall)paintings by Nomad and Miss Riel http://www.this.is/gata" www.this.is/gata (Berlin, D).

– Hack the reality! the art of hacktivism; with: video on hacktivism by Candida TV http://www.candidatv.tv/" www.candidatv.tv (Roma, Italy) and Italian magazine info-desk (Neural http://www.neural.it/" www.neural.it, Cyberzone http://www.cyberzone.it/" www.cyberzone.it, Simulteneita’, ecc.).

Installazione ‘Inconsapevoli Macchine Poetiche (John Beck Episode)’ by Giacomo Verde http://www.eutopie.net/" www.eutopie.net (Lucca, IT)


5th/6th, February 2005 

5th February, 2.00-6.00 pm/6th February 12.00 am/3.30 pm.

http://www.ecn.org/aha/English/hacking_tv.htm" target="_self">Hacking TV: How to build a Telestreet

During the workshops the instructions to build a Telestreet will be given to the public; max 20 partecipants.

– Agnese Trocchi, http://www.candidatv.tv/" Candida TV (Rome, IT)

– Federico Bucalossi, http://www.nothuman.net/" Nothuman (Florence, IT)

– Alexandra Weltz, filmmaker (Berlin, D)


In cooperation with: http://www.transmediale.de/" Transmediale/http://www.clubtransmediale.de/" Club Transmediale

6th, Feburary, 4.00 pm

http://www.ecn.org/aha/English/cyberfeminism.htm" target="_self">Hacking the Body

Cyberfeminism panel: radical and ironical uses of technology through female bodies.

First section (4.00-5.30 pm):

– Cornelia Sollfrank, artist and cyberfeminist, http://www.obn.org/" Old Boys Network (Hamburg, D)

– Agnese Trocchi, http://www.candidatv.tv/" Candida TV (Rome IT)

Discussion with the public

Projection of the video (5.30 pm):

– ‘Bio Doll’s Baby’ by Franca Formenti http://www.francaformenti3.org/" www.francaformenti3.org (Varese, IT), video introduced by Dahlia Schweitzer http://www.thisisdahlia.com/" www.thisisdahlia.com (New York, USA/Berlin, D) with the interaction of synusi@ virus by Casaluce – Geiger (Vienna, AU/Italy)

Second section (6.00-7.30 pm):

– Diana McCarty, http://www.bootlab.org/" Bootlab (Berlin, D)

– Betty, http://www.ecn.org/sexyshock" Sexyshock (Bologna, IT)

Discussion with the public

– Moderator: Tatiana Bazzichelli, http://www.ecn.org/aha" AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism (Rome, IT/Berlin, D)

8th, February, 7.00 pm

http://www.ecn.org/aha/English/hacktivismwastun.htm" target="_self">Hacktivism. Was tun?/Che fare?

panel on the present and future of hacktivism; with:

– First section:

– Sebastian Lütgert, http://www.textz.com/" Textz.com (Berlin, D)

– Tommaso Tozzi, http://www.hackerart.org/" Hacker Art (Florence, IT)

– Second section:

– Susanne Schmidt/www.informationsfreiheiten.de" href="http://www.informationsfreiheiten.de/" Informationsfreiheiten.de (Berlin, D)

– Asbesto, http://www.freaknet.org/" Freaknet Medialab (Catania, IT)

Discussion with the public

– Moderator: Alessandro Ludovico, http://www.neural.it/" Neural Magazine (Bari, IT)

>>If you want to know more, check the Italian Hacktivism Map:

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hack.it.art is presented by http://www.ecn.org/aha" AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism

Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and Alexandra Weltz.

Organized by: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute of Berlin and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.

In partnership with the “U-Spot” Art Magazine, the “Zitty” CityMagazine, the “Taz” Newspaper, the “Jungle World” Weekly Magazine, Data-Recovery and the media art festival “transmediale.05”.

With the support of the Cultural Anthropology Department, Faculty of Sciences of Communication, University “La Sapienza” of Rome and the “Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa” (Venice).

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien | Mariannenplatz 2, 1o997 Berlin |

Tel.: (o3o) 9o298-14 55 | Fax: -14 53 | bethanien@kunstraumkreuzberg.de | www.kunstraumkreuzberg.de | Director: Stéphane Bauer, Collaborators: Ulrike Ettinger, Katharina Ballhausen, Julia Schonlau.