Open Systems Association

Evil Media Distribution Centre

// Wed May 08 2013

Members of the Open Systems Association have contributed texts to the Evil Media Distribution Centre, now on display at the 2013 Transmediale festival in Berlin. The installation is an artistic response by YoHa to the recently published book Evil Media (2012) by Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey, which focusses on the pervasive presence of so-called “gray media” - an expanded notion of media or forms of mediation that provides a deeper, more complex understanding of their effects on how we act, perceive and think in our daily lives. The artists have invited 66 contributors to choose and write a short text about a gray media object (ranging from tampons to software compilers), and these texts and objects are then presented in the setting of a curiosity cabinet designed as a distribution center.