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ckster – Hacking Festival Bern

if you happen to be in Bern, please join us for „ckster – Hacking Festival“
at PROGR_Zentrum für Kulturproduktion (April 24-25),


QR-Code Hack


 Politisch-sexuell motivierten Guerilla-Aktionen: Alexandra Thein von der FDP hängt aktuell mit der Botschaft “Liebe kennt keine Grenzen” in Berlin auf diversen Plakatflächen und lädt Interessierte per QR-Code zu ihrem Wahlwerbespot ein. Was die Chefin des Landesverbandes der Liberalen nicht wusste: Viele der Codes führten zu einem Porno. Unbekannte überklebten den Original-Code. Der verschwindend geringe Aufwand macht die Aktion noch genialer. Kommentar von Frau Thein: “Widerlich.” via schleckysilberstein

CityLeaks: #Impressions #Live Paintings

For the last three weeks more than 30 representatives of the fine, performing and applied arts have turned the City of Cologne into a huge stage and canvas for contemporary urban art. Accessible for everyone the created artworks hopefully affect the political, social and aesthetic awareness of residents and visitors.
From today till sunday there is still a chance to watch Live paintings by TIKA (Lichtstraße 24), Debug Visuals (Hansemannstraße 2), Sten Lex (Hospelstraße 4) and Zezao (Bürgerhaus Stollwerk).

Here are some festival impressions, for further information visit

image-fulgurator by julius von bismarck.

The Image Fulgurator by Julius von Bismarck is a device for physically manipulating photographs. It intervenes when a photo is being taken, without the photographer being able to detect anything. The manipulation is only visible on the photo afterwards.

In principle, the Fulgurator can be used anywhere where there is another camera nearby that is being used with a flash. It operates via a kind of reactive flash projection that enables an image to be projected on an object exactly at the moment when someone else is photographing it. The intervention is unobtrusive because it takes only a few milliseconds. Every photo another photographer takes of an object at which the Fulgurator is also aimed is affected by the manipulation. Hence visual information can be smuggled unnoticed into the images of others.

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Documentary by Volker Racho about Julius von Bismarcks Image-Fulgurator

Penisbrücke von VOINA

In 2010, Russia’s activist art collective Voina rose to fame when they painted a giant phallus on a drawbridge in St. Petersburg. It rose, effectively flipping off the Federal Security Service headquarters, which oppressed citizens would refer to as the modern-day KGB. Dick Captured by the FSB remained erect for hours. In 2011, after Voina members were persecuted and jailed for a different anarchistic action, the anti-government piece won the government-approved Innovation prize for best visual work of art. Oh, the irony. via

Voina explains – „In the night of June 14, 2010 in St. Petersburg, on the Che Guevara birthday, the Voina group painted the Dick, 65 m high and 27 m wide, on the Liteiny Bridge before it rose. At 1 a.m. the bridge started opening up, and the huge Cosmic Dick stood up just opposite the main building of the KGB in St. Petersburg. The activists painted the Dick in 23 seconds, while running and fighting with the bridge security. The paint was poured from the cans onto the bridge roadway. Alex Plutser-Sarno, the Voina activist, defined the genre of the action as a “sketch in the open air” or a “street sketch”. Alex proclaimed that the Dick was turned on not only by the main KGB office, but by the whole hierarchy of power in Russia. And it also was a protest against the heightened security measures expected at the International Economic Forum, held from June 17 in Saint Petersburg, the hometown of both Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.“

The Wa: Masterpiss (2012)

via Rebelart, there is more.

Lukas Lehmann: “RECONSUM”

“Reconsum”: Abfall vor Supermärkten wurde gesammelt, getrennt und der Öffentlichkeit wieder zugänglich gemacht. via Rebelart, thx.