Jonathan Zawada

PWND, 2013

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“Mathematizing thinking begets the triumph of machines over minds that have chosen to function as machines.” André Gorz

PWND, at The Popular Workshop, San Francisco. November 8 – December 20, 2013.

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Rainbow Tables, Salted Hash and Nonce.
Archival inkjet print on paper, 22 x 35in (56 x 89 cm) Edition of 5

 

 

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Rendezvous Point (Alpha), Rendezvous Point (Beta), Rendezvous Point (Delta) and Rendezvous Point (Gamma)
inkjet print on paper, 40 x 60in (101 x 152 cm) Edition of 3

 

 

 

 

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Black Hat, Grey Hat and White Hat.
Maple and automotive paint, 30 x 30 x 16 in

 

 

PWND explores the confused, contradictory and combative language in the discourse surrounding privacy, transparency and freedom in virtual environments. Archival inkjet prints, sculpture, video, and interactive works draw upon the visual language of skinning, camouflage and obfuscation to connect the visceral humanist effects that ripple outward from the mixture of masculine teenage angst, puritanical rationalism and militaristic purpose that underpin many of our contemporary digital structures.