01 January 2017

Open call: Dark Society

Current open call: Dark Technology / Dark Web (deadline: 1 April 2017)

While smart is the keyword of the omni-connection through the internet of things and social media, dark is the state of our relation with the user-oriented technology that operates the data collection of our online choices and issues our privacy and self determination in the web.

Like never before, we are spectators of an effort of sense-making within the massive amount of data available, which is in urgent need of being interpreted by controversial intelligent machines, such as hackers do when they call them systems of surveillance. In this digital space, the Dark Web extends into grey-zone territory: banned by society as a container of illegal activities while serving as a genesis of new subcultures.

The open call for this section of Dark Society aims to gather works that unveil these technological dimensions while questioning the ability and necessity for users to stay anonymous, hide their tracks or obfuscate their surrounding systems of surveillance.

Open Calls

SPEKTRUM is an open space, receiving regular proposals, launching different calls and inviting artists to give their input for future collaborations. The curatorial format consists of installations, performances, live acts, workshops, conferences and hackathons. Our tags can be read as a mindmap guiding the direction of our research interests. Our calls will also be displayed through key local and international art networks dedicated to residencies and open calls. We are also open to just give feedback on your ideas and suggestions for producing a work / event. You can get in touch through info@spektrumberlin.de