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HOME network
a project by Kalina Ntampiza and Polina Zioga

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HOME network is a collaborative project by Kalina Ntampiza, architect engineer and industrial designer and Polina Zioga, multimedia visual artist*

as suggested by its title, the project is a portable, netless (without an internet connection) Wi-Fi network, a free access unlocked digital platform, transmitting within the urban environment of various cities during a series of specific time periods and events

the artists carry the network themselves in a journey through space and time, as an unrevealed, private, performative act within the realm of the public urban space. They leave only temporary transmitted traces/data within the vicinity of the transmission range, producing interactions, exploring the boundaries between the private and the public, the physical and the digital space and challenging the notion of surveillance in the urban environments

new performative/action patterns are introduced, which look into new ways of performing the physicality of the body within a digital nomadism. At the same time the artists address themes and invite the visitors of the network to engage, participate in and reflect on commonly shared experiences and contemporary questions regarding our sense of belonging in both the private and the public sphere

keywords: netless, Wi-Fi, network, free access, digital, urban, private, public, performative, physicality, interaction, surveillance, digital nomadism, belonging

* The project was initiated together with Natalia-Rozalia Avlona, on the occasion of Gün: Women’s Networks, Athens 2013, co-ordinated by Arzu Ozkal and Claudia Pederson, in the framework of Home/s – An exhibition of ArtUP! Media Art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey at Benaki Museum Athens, curated by Daphne Dragona and Katerina Gkoutziouli, organised by Goethe-Institut Athen

visit the HOME network website here