“Tear Down This Wall!”: Internet Art Circumventing Censorship and Unveiling Secret Prisons

Internet Artists Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter

Thursday, November 19, 4 pm

UC Berkeley, 142 Dwinelle Hall

Moderator: Deniz Göktürk (German and Film Studies)

Focusing on walls on a global scale, internet artists Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud will talk about their various projects such as picidae, Zone*Interdite, and New Nations – focusing on sites ranging from “the valley of the clueless” in Dresden/East Germany to Guantanamo and Chinese internet cafés. They will explicate their approach to internet art as a means of demonstrating the many ways in which the world wide web is regulated by institutional barriers and national laws. This filtered perception of the world is exposed in new modes of interactive installation and exhibition. The discussion will focus on questions of participatory spectatorship.

There will also be a WORKSHOP with both artists on

Friday, November 20, 10-12 am

at BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Library

Web page: http://www.wachter-jud.net/work

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