Evil Media Distribution Centre, Transmediale
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Role
Artist
Using
Pen / Paper

This installation was a one of the major exhibitions at Transmediale 2013.

Evil Media Distributions Centre was an artistic response by YoHa to the recently published book Evil Media (2012) by Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey, which focusses on the pervasive presence of so-called “gray media” – an expanded notion of media or forms of mediation that provides a deeper, more complex understanding of their effects on how we act, perceive and think in our daily lives.

The artists have invited 66 contributors to choose and write a short text about a gray media object (ranging from tampons to software compilers), and these texts and objects are then presented in the setting of a curiosity cabinet designed as a distribution centre.

My contribution to this project was a short text on Compilers and Interpreters.

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E.B.T.K. Exhibition: Suction Mechanisms
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Role
Artist

Everything but the Kitchen (EBTK) was a group exhibition by members of Open System Association articulated as a radical kitchen space. Seven units house critical experiments where members of the public can plug into bodies and their processes, approaching critical thinking and technological tinkering from the perspective of physical engagement. How does our understanding of feedback systems shift once our nipples are connected through suction to another body? How does time materialise in a physical database of chopped, organised and washed vegetables? How can we re-politicise domestic media by grinding corn kernels?

Myself and artist, Alexandra Jönsson, devised the project Suction Mechanisms. This was a series of performative experiments unfolding over the duration of 11 hour exhibition exploring how milk pumping labour and suction mechanisms tie emotional and material bodies together by manipulation of air flow. How can new relationships emerge through the touch and pressure of a nipple tied to the flow and containment of liquid in the process of the manual labour of pumping?

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Wabbitware: Self-replicating software
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Role
Artist / Developer
Using
C, GNU C Compiler

Wabbitware is a critical software experiment. Rather than using a copyleft licenses such as the GPL General Public License to ensure the genealogy (access to source code) of software Wabbitware and any further Wabbits derived from the first compiled iteration carry with and distribute their source code whenever they are executed.

Wabbitware explores the notions of code and its associated practices in domains of the social, legal and technical. Within each software piece is an encoded and embedded subjectivity that raises questions about software’s construction and authorship. Whilst software continues to play a more pervasive role in day to day life it is one aim of this project to encourage curiosity and discussion around these techno-social assemblages.

It embodies in it’s code the principles of Free Software. “Think free as in free speech, not free beer.” Richard Stallman [link]

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