have script, will destroy

2000 | 00:15:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Feminism, Future

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“For quite some time the Hamburg artist Cornelia Sollfrank has been researching female hackers and found that hacking is a field completely under male domination. Nonetheless she was able to produce a series of several videos in which she interviewed female hackers. In December 1999 she came to know a U.S. hacker who attended the annual hackers’ convention held by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). She did the video interview have script, will destroy with her on condition that the woman, code-named Clara G. Sopht, remained anonymous and did not provide specific information about her work. The result is a highly theoretical interview about current forms of political resistance, undermined by seductively beautiful and enigmatically diffuse pictures of a woman wearing sunglasses and a cap, moving around in a low-tech scenario.”

—Yvonne Volkart, “Tamed Girls Running Wild, Figurations of Unruliness in Contemporary Video Art”, Video as a Female Terrain, ed. Stella Rollig (Graz: Catalogue Styrian Automn, 2000)

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