Details of 404: Resistance in the Digital Age

Sketches and models 

404: Resistance in the Digital Age (2019) is a concept developed for CFCCA by RAGE collective that looks at the ways in which civilians attempt to take back power from restrictive government in light of growing censorship and surveillance online. It explores the dynamics of online power relationships and the ways resistance movements now use the internet to counter restrictions such as hacktivist movements, revolutions organised through social media and the widespread use of memes.

Inspired by the censorship method of oversaturation of information online, this new work is a 12 channel immersive film and sound installation. It uses archival footage from 1989 alongside new contemporary material, allowing audiences to reflect on the parallels between 1989 and today.

Private View on 23 May 2019.

404: Surveillance is Surveying (2022) 
RAGE Collective has developed this new commission for the University of Bologna with the collective, Into The Black Box, which traces methods of resistance over the last thirty years, looking at how digital platforms have been adopted as the primary means of organising and protesting.

This new work is an immersive split-screen video and sound installation. It is combined with 17 QR codes inviting the viewer to scan them onsite and transport them into a deeper experience, to reflect on the parallels between 1989 and today.

The website was created as an online version of the exhibition, which lasted for a month since the show opened. 

The exhibition was part of the art festival, Arte Fiera.