Régine Debatty: Flight Mode
Series edited by Janez Janša
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Régine Debatty, Belgian curator, critic and blogger, writes about the art of Evan Roth, focusing on his TSA Communication project.
Evan Roth is a graffiti artist, a hacker and an open source coder. He believes in the free circulation of anything that is digital. His works with F.A.T. lab steer attention onto the fantastic five – Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – and related issues with humor and a mix of digital and analogic practices.
In TSA Communication, he has taken his artistic creativity inside one of the most controlled and liberty-killing places in our contemporary world: airports and airplanes. He has managed to alter the airport security experience, inviting the government to learn more about passengers rather than just inspecting the contents of their carry-on bags.
His works prove that hacker culture is democratic and that it should exist outside computers in order to question infrastructures and to go beyond rigid regulations.
Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Represented by: Marcela Okretič
Proofreading: Eric Dean Scott
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina
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In the framework of Masters & Servers
Previously published in Aksioma Brochure #17, Ljubljana 2013, on the occasion of the exhibition:
Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 March–12 April 2013
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana