On October 1 + 2, 2016, WhiteFeather joined a team of artists (Beatriz Herrera, Anna Eyler, Jonathan Dahan and David Huerta) at Eastern Bloc for a 48-hour art hackathon.
Art Hack Day (AHD) is an event that dissects the process of artistic creation. This event was part of the 2016 edition of the international festival of digital art, Sight & Sound, whose theme, Per Capita, explored the sharing economy and other collaborative horizontal models. Between September 30th and October 2nd, 40 artists and hackers inhabited Eastern Bloc, Montreal, to create collaborative artworks around the theme of the sharing economy.
The AHD flash exhibition was in the EB Gallery on Sunday Oct 2nd at 6pm. From a critical perspective and through collaborative practice, the flash exhibition aims to reinterpret the complexity of the thematic challenges by focusing on the practices of ‘do-it-yourself’ and ‘do-it-together’, which are located at the intersection of art, technology and science. By cultivating risk-taking and experimentation, participants were encouraged to take an informed look at current phenomena from the economy of sharing, questioning its mechanisms, its impact and its place in our society. Are Shareconomy models truly fair and democratic alternatives? Can these models invest in sustainable development according to shared and enduring values? Can they be part of a solidarity dimension where communities are really engaged?
WhiteFeather and her team installed the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz Artisanal Café and Faraday Cage, open for visitors from 6-9pm on October 2.
Photos credit: Justin Desforges for Eastern Bloc.
Audio tracks that were created on-site for the café:
More info on Art Hack Day here.