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Border hacking: An Artistic Conversion of Transnational Borders into the Society of Networks

Paolo Berti    Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia    

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abstract

Through the category of ‘border hack’ (proposed by Rita Raley) and the analysis of three meaningful artworks (Transborder Immigrant Tool by Electronic Disturbance Theatre 2.0 and b.a.n.g. lab, BorderXing Guide by Heath Bunting and Shadows from Another Place by Paula Levine), the aim of this article is to investigate the aesthetic-political practices around the notion of transnational border. These are works of a performative nature and are linked to the networked environment of the Internet. They exemplify a brand-new season of New Media Art, in which the electromagnetic armamentarium of satellite positioning systems and mobile devices takes on a tactical dimension of confrontation with the equally technological governmental-military strategies of border surveillance and identity control.

Published
Dec. 11, 2020
Accepted
Sept. 9, 2020
Submitted
July 20, 2020
Language
IT

Keywords: Hybrid spaceElectronic disobedienceNew media artSecurityTactical media

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