Wiretap 7.03 - Trans_Urban Connections
A program organized by Dellbrügge & De Moll, with Anna Everett, Sher Doruff, Niels Bogaards and Eric Redlinger.
In the formation of modern urban communities matters of identity are increasingly gaining ground over matters of locality. Urban communities tend to organise themselves less around a particular neighborhood, but more around mutual identity markers which prioritize self expression and self affirmation. Whether the latter are based on ethnicity, leisure, religion, or profession; it is apparent that the creation of social formations is not ultimately bound to city geography.
Information technologies have contributed to linking up local cultures and sub-cultures to other virtual communities on the net. These digital trans-urban connections affect the character of the urban domain and have an impact on its physical boundaries: demarcations of what is local and what is global become blurry.
Wiretap 7.03 Trans_Urban Connections examines how information technologies and local positioning play a significant role in the creation and/or recreation of communities, be that in the guise of relocating the African diaspora (Anna Everett), the shifting of urban utopia to the net (Dellbrügge & de Moll), or the facilitation of trans-local creative collaborations through software applications (Keystroke).
A program around communities, computer technology, geography, identity and cities.