Permacultures #5: !Mediengruppe Bitnik

In search of the parasite in media-based Systems.

During their three month residency at SPACE, !Mediengruppe Bitnik will investigate the parasitical potential of media-based systems. The main focus of their project The Parasite's Delights is on experimental explorative practices with technology and determining the possibilities of technological systems for subverting, interfering, transforming or expanding them to new uses.

How can broadcasting systems be reconfigured into participative media?

What other messages than the ones designated will communications media allow? 
How can media systems be used to provide access to closed circuits?

Their critical examination will culminate in an intervention in the Courtyard at SPACE in September 2010. 

!Mediengruppe Bitnik is an artists group based in Zurich, Switzerland. Their artistic practice focusses on medial systems, mediatized realities and live media feeds which they manipulate and reproduce to give the viewer a novel and refined understanding of their mechanisms. In doing so, Bitnik aims to reveal functionalities and operational methods that allow other uses and extend the utilities of these systems. Bitnik was founded in 2003.