May 5, 2018 till May 12, 2018
From 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
The Palace Of Arts, Ard El Opera، EL GEZIRAH، Zamalek, Egypt
Hello NSA, hello GCHQ. Berlin speaking here…
This May, Christopher Wachter and Mathias Jud are bringing their art installation “Can you hear me?”, along with a short movie, to Cairo for their participation at Cairotronica – Electronic and New Media Arts Festival.
According to the revelations of Edward Snowden, the Government District near the Brandenburg Gate was the focal point for surveillance and spying on the population. A temporary installation at this location marks the fundamental questions of power and powerlessness in the digital age.
Improvised antennas are standing on the roof of the Academy of Arts at Pariser Platz, just between the listening post of the US Embassy and the British Embassy. From here, past the Reichstag and the Chancellery to the antennas at the Swiss Embassy, and further on to the system on the roof of the Academy of Arts on Hanseatenweg, Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud have built a mesh network.
Along with the installation, a short movie will be displayed on loop in the exhibition.
Born in Zurich and now living in Berlin, Christopher Wachter and Mathias combine the power of online collaboration with activism to produce their artistic vision.Their work has been exhibited in numerous international art exhibitions, solo shows and biennials; and they have been awarded with many international prizes. More…