Patrick Quinn (SURVANT-Cryp)
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6 PM CST
Room 1306 in the 112 S. Michigan Building
The Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department (FVNMA)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Curated by JonCates
Patrick Quinn is an artist, hacker and researcher concerned with destabilizing structures of enclosure and promoting open culture. He utilizes a variety of remixological processes and trangressive media strategies to form a tangential counterdiscourse to capitalism. This counterdiscourse takes the form of participatory media art projects that attempt to inspire widespread revolt against commodified information and move society beyond the property form. Like Phil Morton who developed the COPYITRIGHT license, He is a proponent of copying as a method for learning how systems operate. The hacking he favors does not discredit privacy, but rather, attempts to reconfigure networks and operating protocols to maintain individual privacy and promote a more egalitarian society online and IRL. He has participated in art + hacking projects in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Detroit, Dallas, Basel, Cape Town and online.