Art, Techonology & Social Change
>It’s time to reclaim your own environment: Hack your habitat!
> Critical, playful and dynamic!
> Large-scale exhibition ‘Hacking Habitat. Art of Control’ in the former Wolvenplein prison in Utrecht. 26 February-5 June 2016
> By the makers of Difference on Display and Yes Naturally
Hacking Habitat presents a pressing, topical theme that appeals to a wide audience: the way we are controlled by technological systems and the way counterforces are organized. Innovation goes hand in hand with control: surveillance cameras observe us and inimitable Google algorithms manipulateour behaviour. We risk losing control over our lives. Worldwide, people are waking up to the fact that they need to regain control of their lives and reclaim their living environment (habitat).
This lavishly illustrated book presents the work of over 80 international artists working at the intersection of art, technology and social change, including Susan Hiller, William Kentridge, Aram Bartholl, Joseph Beuys, Melanie Bonajo, Metahaven, Johan Grimonprez, Laura Kurgan and Roy Villevoye. In a collection of exploratory and persuasive essays, Hacking Habitat makes us aware of the high-tech systems that have control over our society, and provides tools to use to escape the regulation and control.
ISBN 978-94-6208-268-7 | February 2016 | available | Red./Eds.: Ine Gevers, Iris van der Tuin, Petran Kockelkoren, Dennis Kerckhoffs, Friso Wiersum | Auteurs: Nabil Ahmed, Jolle Demmers, Saskia Sassen et al. | design: Autobahn | English | paperback | 23 x 28 cm | 232 pages | illustrated (250 full color)