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.

RAGE had also participated in an artist talk as part of CFCCA’s Thursday Lates. We discussed the new work on the subject of politics and protest in the digital age and answered questions about how we work, our collaborative practice and approaches to political artworks.

Private View on 23 May 2019.