User Generated Server Destruction

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An installation to remind us that behind any website, there is a computer that serves it. Here, Stefan Tiefengraber allows the (website|gallery) visitor to possibly destroy physically the computer hosting the website, by pressing a button that will activate the hammers on top of it.

I’m posting this here as a follow up of a previous post I did this week to remind us that the “cloud” doesn’t exists.

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Julien Deswaef

Born in Brussels, Julien Deswaef is a software artist, experience designer and interface developer based in Barcelona. Active both in visual arts as well as in free / libre and open source culture, he has the ability to transform ideas into digital realities. He regularly collaborates with artists in the world of entertainment, music and fine arts. His art practice usually questions copyright, authorship and the impact of technology on our society through generative graphics and social media bots. Deswaef’s work has been visible in multiple art and music festivals across Europe such as Pukkelpop in Belgium, Les hivernales in Switzerland, Les Nuits Blanches in France or Kurzfilmfestival Koeln in Germany. Some of his artworks have been featured in collective exhibitions with institutions including Somerset House, LEAP, ESC Medien Kunst Labor, iMAL, Le Manège, Le Vecteur ou Les Brasseurs.