The Lu/d/ic Society Control Room
Mechanisms of hegemonic power, of benevolent dictatorship, on the right to freely access products of the human mind are questioned by practice and theory. Such a theory vs. practice session juxtaposes the structural play of a conspiratorial afternoon against the palaver of a command centre unfolding into a psycho-organic parallel reality.
Chris Hill, Brian Springer, Tim Noble
THE ANTIOCH PAPERS - COMMUNICATIONS ARCHIVES: RESEARCH, REVELATIONS, GOSSIP, ANALYSIS, LITTORAL ART
A black-suited and hei meted SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team invades a college library, attempting to defuse an apparent hostage situation. Inside, a man with a super soaker' toy machine gun pushes a teen captive down between rows of books, shouting out threats to the militarized police that are whispered to him by an unseen drama coach. What form does the revelation of suppressed information take?
Alessandro Ludovico, Hans Bernhard, lizvlx, Paolo Cirio und Grischinka Teufl
The self-proclaimed "Thieves of the Invisible" take on Google Inc. examining it not as a usual corporation, but as a global conspiratorial phenomenon. The Google story is revealed as a twisted and collusive relationship-linking network of computers, servers, employees and users.
CONSTRAINT CITY - THE PAIN OF EVERYDAY LIFE
"Constraint City'" is a critical performance in urban space, which stands as a sarcastic contribution to the discussion of 'locative' and wearable media linking into a tradition of psychogeography, the philosophising of pleasure and pain
In this hacked version of the classic Monopoly game scenario, the players are haggling over the transition to democracy of a developing country. It's a combat that allows for almost any strategy - deals, cheating and blackmail.