RouterPop

Installations
  • Thu 19.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 20.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 21.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 22.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
Main Venue

RouterPop!
Everybody should love their router!

“Home is where your wifi connects automatically”. Yet when was the last time you took a look at your boring router ? Yes, routers – despite them being the gateway to the universe’s information – are boring. They sit in their corner, unnoticed, unglamorous.

Boring yet dangerous!
Our home routers are a menace! So much so that the FCC has been considering a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification if they have a “modular wireless radio”. This means hardware and wifi freedom are being attacked.

Router-pimping party!
In response to these ridiculous measures, we’re throwing a playful DIY router pimping party. Let’s celebrate our freedom of creative hacking! We call all router-owners to reflect on the unique bond they have with their router. We launched an open call to all router owners to re-design their router in a way to reflect its position in their life. See how other router owners imagine their router ! May the best pimped router win!

ARTISTS


missdata (IL)

missdata (Tsila Hassine) examines the shifts in contemporary culture brought upon by accelerated digitization processes. Her works question the unbearable lightness of connectivity, and negotiate the price of remaining constantly “on”. She earned an MFA in Media Design from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and was a research fellow at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Her work has been exhibited at the Center for Digital Art, Holon; the Science Museum, Jerusalem; Transmediale, Berlin; the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Smart Project Space in Amsterdam, and many others. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art & Science at the Sorbonne, Paris.

Tal Messing & Yoav Lifshitz (IL)

Tal Messing and Yoav Lifshitz are theoreticians, lectors, creators, and curators, and are also the founders of the Pirate Party Israel. Among their projects to date are a fake mayoral campaign for Daphni Leef (March 2013); “The Unobject” exhibition at HaShuk Street Gallery, Tel Aviv (2014); “The Unobject: The Re-Materialization of the Concept”, an essay published in Bezalel’s Journal of Visual & Material Culture (August 2014); “Occupy WiFi,” a conceptual and digital activist project (August 2014, ongoing); and “Captive Portal”, an experimental virtual platform at CCA Tel-Aviv (March 2015, ongoing).

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