media arts

Unleashed Devices Review LDF

…an old typewriter grumpily welcomes me to ‘Unleashed Devices’, an interactive exhibition about programming, modifying hardware and tinkering with traditional materials at Watermans art centre in Brentford. Current issues like remixing, peer-to-peer file sharing, consumerism, the increasing control over online interactions and our actual existence in between and within all our electronic devices are interrogated. Visitors are asked to actively engage with and take control over some of the installations.

Unleashed Devices

01 September – 22 October 2010

Unleashed Devices is an exhibition of DIY, hacking and open source projects by artists who explore technologies critically and creatively. By reconstructing, remixing and reinventing everyday electronic devices, artists shift our vision of the use of data and purpose of technology. These devices become the site of creative productions for a new lease of life. Playing with frontiers, such projects not only challenge our conception of technology but also music, art and design. Here, they reveal the power of DIY modes as tools, communities and sharing as forms of social reflection and participation.

Curated by Watermans and TINT

Unleashed Devices Catalogue

A print copy is available to buy from blurb