Open File III, HASHFAIL

HASHFAIL
Event/Torrent/Publication
Friday 14th December 2012
7 – 11 pm
Grand Union, Birmingham

Featuring work by: Rhys Coren, Joey Holder, Polly Fibre, JK Keller, Yuri Pattison, Oliver Sutherland and Pil & Galia Kollectiv, alongside a text by Gil Leung.

Download the Open File Torrent
Hashfail is the first in the series of 3 nation-wide events by Open File investigating the distribution and production of art via virtual and digital platforms through sound, performance and digital media. Hashfail coincides with (On) Accordance a project by or-bits.com and Grand Union. A Torrent file is a file distributed via the web through rapid peer-to-peer ‘seeding’ of information. Becoming representative or pirate and copyright-infringing distribution it is also a mode of sharing that relies upon direct connection with other anonymous users of the internet. A Hashfail occours when ‘seeded’ files have become corrupt and therefore certain ‘bits’ of data cannot be recieved. Numerous Hashfails leed to the loss of quality and gradual decomposition of a file, shifting it ever-further from its origin, subjecting it to a new type of physicality and texturing.

Grand Union
19 Minerva Works
Fazeley Street
Birmingham
B5 5RS

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