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'YOU ARE PWNED': Piet Zwart en WORM

'YOU ARE PWNED': Piet Zwart en WORM

In all kinds of preconceived and unconceived ways, the Master Media Design of WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute, and WORM are getting increasingly entangled. One year ago, the course invaded the entire WORM building with its final show of experimentalist and critical DIY work with digital technology. Since then, Piet Zwart Institute has infiltrated WORM in various ways, with former and current students forming WORM's MODDR/Artlab, jointly organized public events such as the first BarCamp Rotterdam and the Pirate Cinema night of “Wanted: Dead or Interactive”, etc.etc. – on the basis of a shared philosophy of Do-It-Yourself media, Open Source and non-institutional experimental arts.

July 4-6, 2008 will see one more invasion of WORM by students that are about to complete their Master Media Design, organising their graduation show 'YOU ARE PWNED'. The show starts with a party on Friday July 4th – Independence Day in the US (but we'll spare you from puns about the ID4 movie and its upload of computer virus into the alien flying saucer). On Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6 there is an expo. Look forward to another installment of interesting and strange objects and programs.

'YOU ARE PWNED: Piet Zwart Institute Takes over WORM Again'. Jylu 4, and July 5-6, 2008. WORM, Achterhaven 148, 3024 RC Rotterdam/NL.
Party: Friday July 4 2008, doors open @ 9 p.m. / party starts @ 9 p.m Admission: € 6
Expo open: Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6, 2008, 12-6 p.m. Admission: free.

Info on participating artists below.

LINDA HILFLING (DK)
presents an alternative TV station that revises naive approaches of “free media” with constantly changing game rules for participation – from radical democracy to on-off-switching -)

ANNEMIEKE VAN DER HOEK (NL)
with a project concerning theatrical media designs

MARIA KARAGIANNI (GRC)
does dance and choreography that take down copyright by turning it into a weapon against itself

RICARDO LAFUENFTE (PT)
has created a system with which you can create your own open source font through remixing and tweaking

IVAN MONROY LOPEZ (MX)
comes with codes for deciphering a world conspiracy and secret language spoken by laser printers

GORDAN SAVICIC (AT)
has a hacked Nintendo console with counter-terrorist and neighborhood watch games that secretly tracking you on Facebook

MICHAEL VAN SCHAIK (NL)
created a system for leaving your comments on any web page

SALVADOR L. D'SOUZA (GH)
explains why, among others, Schiedam schnapps and Dutch wax cloth are essential to a traditional West African celebration

DANJA VASSILIEV (RU)
presents a mechanical server that makes web publishing truly accessible by serving pages from paper