Vorige week waren de mediakunstenaars van Bitnik in Rotterdam.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik is a Zurich-based media collective that became notorious, amongst others, by bugging the Zurich opera with radio transmitters and offering free live telephone broadcasts of the opera performances to the neighborhood, aesthetic hacking of movie files, and a pirate TV station based on media illegally downloaded from the Internet. The group does not understand hacking as a cult of technology geeks, but as a social intervention and practice everyone can adopt. To this end, they have been touring with their workshop series “A Hack a Day”, inviting and working with local and international artists.
In Rotterdam gingen ze op CCTV wandeling. Geleid door de signalen van de bewakingscamera’s doorkruisten ze de stad. Door de beelden zichtbaar te maken, wilden ze van de “surveillance from above” een persoonlijk verhaal over de stad maken.