Aluminum prints, WiFi router, custom software
Study Group 3 - Secure Room is named after AT&T’s infamous Room 641A, operated and maintained for the NSA's mass surveillance.
The aluminum prints, hung in a vertical stack, are reminiscent of desert landscapes, extra-terrestrial terrains, or the rigid, logical highways of printed circuit boards. Algorithmically composed, their appropriated pictorial material stems from the public evidence surrounding Room 641A, and graphical materials, diagrams, symbols connected to the lawsuits and other related data of the larger surveillance complex.
Hosted on the WiFi router is a file sharing platform aimed at providing a broad range of materials pertaining to the specifics of Room 641A, and the surveillance systems from state and corporate side in general. This entails a broad array of essays, interviews, hands-on instructions, as well as information on civil liberties and rights.
The public is invited to participate by connecting, downloading, as well as contributing and sharing content to and from the platform with any WiFi-capable device, such as their smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. The network is operating locally and is not connected to the Internet.