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Phoney TM

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Andújar, Daniel Garcia


Phoney provides the with a power structure that confronts us with our different ways of reading and judging systems of . An interface on a computer screen enables the user to carry out attacks on sensitive telecommunication infrastructures and to send flows of information over the main national telephone company. The programme enables the user to destabilise, manipulate, spy, defraud or destroy from the operative position which he holds. The public has in his/ her hands the necessary information and tools to hack the sensitive infrastructures, damage or destroy systems, make free phone calls to Australia, violate electronic mail, obtain private information an act that for many is routine, carried out regularly in an anonymous and intimate way. For those who have equipment, knowledge and intention, technology can be used at any time, any place, anywhere; it is oblivious to borders and jurisdictions. This creates an interaction between what is considered private and public, national and supranational, local and global. The possible threat to the company depends on both the capacity and the intention of the user and at the same time one´s selfcontrol. Daniel Garcia Andújar

Andújar, Daniel Garcia
Title Phoney TM
Subtitle Video documentation
Country E
Created 2001
Category interactive
Medium CD-ROM
Production Technologies To The People(r) / Andújar, Daniel Garcia
Camera Andújar, Daniel Garcia
Cut Andújar, Daniel Garcia
Actors Andújar, Daniel Garcia
Programing Andújar, Daniel Garcia
URL Artwork http://www.irational.org/tttp/primera.html

Andújar, Daniel Garcia
Andújar, Daniel Garcia

*1966 in Spain (E); since he has been developing a project titled Technologies To The People (TTTP), which has led to further developments, both in the net and with physical media (exhibitions, installations, CD-Roms). He began his artistic activity in the late eighties, working mainly in the field of video, in of intervention in puplic spheres on the topics of racism and xenophobia, as well as the misuse of technology in surveillance systems.

An artist who uses irony and presentation strategies that employ new communication technologies to question the democratic and equalitarian promises of these media and criticise the desire for control lying behind their apparent transparency. Based on the confirmation that new information and communication technologies are transforming our everyday life, Daniel G. Andújar created a fiction (Technologies To The People, 1996) designed to make us increase our awareness of the reality around us and of the deception in promises of free choice that are converted, irremissibly, into new forms of control and inequality. A long-time member of i rational.org (international reference point for art on the web) and founder of Technologies To The People , he is the creator of numerous projects on the Internet such as art-net-dortmund, e-barcelona.org, e-valencia.org, e-seoul.org, e-wac.org, e-sevilla.org, Materiales de artista, etc. He has directed numerous workshops for artists and social collectives in different countries.

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