EXHIBITION: 08.07.2017 - 20.08.2017
19:00 - 22:00h
22:00 - open end
BEAUTIFUL INTERFACES: THE PRIVACY PARADOX is a group show curated by Helena Acosta and Miyo Van Stenis featuring work by Jennifer Lyn Morone, Heather Dewey Hagborg,LaTurbo Avedon, Annie Rose Malamet and Carla Gannis.
BEAUTIFUL INTERFACES: THE PRIVACY PARADOX explores the dichotomy between the private and the public, creating a platform for distribution of data on an independent and anonymous network.
The work exhibited at BEAUTIFUL INTERFACES: THE PRIVACY PARADOX will live on a wireless network accessible through the router.gallery which is a understood as the digital satellite of the panke.gallery space. The router have been hacked and are not connected to the internet. The router has a private network, which visitors must login to through their own devices – cellphones, iPads or laptops – to view the artwork.
A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks. Routers perform the "traffic directing" functions of the Internet. By hacking them, the exhibition is reinforcing this idea of the privacy paradox, erasing the router's predetermined function and transforming it into a device that offers a private experience. The hacking process of this exhibition is powered by Occupy.here an open source project developed by Dan Phiffer in 2011. The router.gallery is supported by the panke eV and the kind support from Aram Bartholl and is maintained by Robert Sakrowski.