DEAF03 Open Territories

The Open Territories program at DEAF03 offer a diverse public forum of debate and investigation through the presentation of individual art works alongside a series of three user interactive workspace projects.

DEAF03 Open Territories

DEAF03 Open Territories

Feb 2003
Mar 2003
11:00 to 21:00

The Open Territories offer a diverse public forum of debate and investigation through the presentation of individual art works alongside a series of three user interactive workspace projects engaged in public domain and data based interventions. Each project carries its own agenda and vision concerning the freedom of movement within data environments in relation to DEAF"s Data Knitting theme and engage the visitor to explore the ever expanding networked, wireless and cartographic data-realms tracking and forming our communications space. In the sense that an open territory implies the navigation and manipulation of a space devoid of the constraints of ordered data structures, the projects and presentations question the commonly perceived notions of data collection, secure identities and communications tracing.

Seven artworks will be given the Arena stage in a series of public presentations while the Open Workspaces -- the Kingdom of Piracy, the Rhizome.org European Node and the Subtract the Sky project -- will stake out individual Arena Territories and be open to public participation and interaction during the entire program.

Enter the Arena, explore the Open Territories, leave your trace ...



Tuesday 25 February:
19:00 - 20:00 Open Territories Workspaces opening

Wednesday 26 February:
11:00 - 13:00 Open Territories Workspaces Introduction:

Kingdom of Piracy - Shu Lea Cheang, Armin Medosch, Yukiko Shikata (GB/J)
Subtract the Sky - Sharon Daniel, Mark Bartlett, Olga Trusova (USA)
rhizome.org - Mark Tribe, Francis Hwang (USA)

14:00 - 16:00 Project Presentations:

H.I.D.E. - automat (A)
The Privacy Card - Rena Tangens, padeluun, FoeBuD (D)
BuBL Space - Arthur Elsenaar, Taco Stolk (NL)
CodeZebraOS - Sara Diamond, Banff Centre for the Arts (CDN)

16:00 -18:00 Open Territories Workspaces continue

Thursday 27 February:
18:00 20:00 - Open Territories Workspaces continue

Friday 28 February:
11:00 - 13:00 Project Presentations:

ETAWARE - Christian Huebler, KRcF/HGKZ (CH)
Ars Memoria System - Tjebbe van Tijen (NL)
Radiotopia - Rupert Huber (A)

14:00 - 19:00 Open Territories Workspaces continue

Saturday 1 March:
11:00 - 14:00 Open Territories Workspaces continue
14:00 - 17:00 Open Territories Workspaces Presentations:

Kingdom of Piracy: LOG
Substract the Sky: Emergent Cartography
rhizome.org: Live EuropaNode Webconference w/ IRC chat


Dutch text / Nederlands

Open Territories biedt een platform voor works-in-progress en debat, gecentreerd rond drie projecten: het netwerk Kingdom of Piracy (KOP), de Rhizome European Node en het cartografische Subtract the Sky-project. De projecten en presentaties in Open Territories haken aan bij het thema ‘Data Knitting’. Het programma wil zich kritisch richten op de traditionele opvattingen van ordening, veiligheid en communicatie. De projecten van Open Territories werken aan het heroveren en identificeren van de informatie- en gegevensdomeinen die ons ontglippen door de toenemende druk vanuit bedrijfsleven en overheid, die erop gericht is onze collectieve persoonlijkheid te coderen en te volgen.
Na een presentatie zullen Kingdom of Piracy, Rhizome European Node en Substract the Sky toegankelijk zijn voor het publiek in de Open Work Space binnen de Arena. De kunstenaars zullen aanwezig zijn en de uitkomsten van de interactie tussen het publiek en de projecten zullen op zaterdag gepresenteerd worden. Tijdens Open Territories zullen ook Rena Tangens, Tjebbe van Tijen, Arthur Elsenaar, Taco Stolk, Rupert Huber en automat hun werk presenteren.


The political aspects of data knitting

The collecting and storing of data and the process of generating knowledge can be described as a 'political' praxis. Various projects and participants in DEAF03 focus on this dimension by addressing issues like accessibility and disclosure; authorship and ownership; power and control. Who decides what is included or excluded in our archives? What are the socio-political implications of the ever-increasing interest in data and data flows from corporations and governments?
By visualizing and analyzing complex data flows, artists make transparent the complex relations and connections between economical, social and political processes, aiming at exposing the structures, the importance of meta-data and the underlying motives of collecting and structuring data and information in today's information society.

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