New media kindly invites you to the exhibition: SIGNALS – Algorithms of Disobedience, 13-24. May 2019., Gallery SULUV, Mihajla Pupina 9, Novi Sad

New media kindly invites you to the exhibition:


SIGNALS – Algorithms of Disobedience

13-24. May 2019.

Gallery SULUV, Blvd Mihajla Pupina 9, Novi Sad


Exhibition opening: Monday, May 13, 2019, at 6 pm

Screening of the film: Citizen4, Laura Poitras, May 13, 2019 at 19h, Gallery SULUV


Panel discussion and guided tour: May 14, 2019 at 6 pm, Gallery SULUV

Panel participants: Evan Light, Michael Prinzinger, Vladan Joler, Aranđel Bojanović

Moderators: Darija Medić and Mihajlo Vujasin


The Snowden disclosures have triggered debates on democracy, civil rights, the Internet and intelligence agencies all around the world. Meanwhile, the documents that triggered the debates remain inaccessible for the general public. It is an open question whether the documents will be preserved for posterity or only for those writing our history.

The exhibition SIGNALS – Algorithms of Disobedience is an adaptation and interpretation of the international exhibition Berliner Gazette from Berlin, in the tradition of free and open source software culture and exchange. The exhibition presents artistic responses to one of the most important events in the recent history of digital rights and data privacy - the discovery of NSA and GHCQ files by Edward Snowden and his associates. The exhibition presents the works of renowned actors of the new media art scene, situating the historic leak in the context of civic appropriation. Foregrounded are artists who by treating the documents, transform them into commons.

The exhibition deals with and approaches the social, aesthetic and political aspects of the files that the general public does not often have the opportunity to see. The space offered by the artistic interpretation of the context represents a unique meeting point of investigative journalism, philosophy of technology, humanities and new media art, as well as an example of the potential of art to present complex technology issues that touch the entire humanity today.

As part of the exhibition, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 6 pm, a panel discussion will be held on Algorithms of Disobedience, which will focus on the direct involvement of technology in social processes, complementing the Snowden disclousers. Manifestations of algorithmic governance have an unpredictable impact on the social sphere. The panel will reflect upon the Signals-Algorithms of Disobedience exhibition in order to open the context under which the Snowden files were instrumental to understanding surveillance mechanisms of today’s networked societies and see how the contextual landscape has changed from that point until today.

The exhibition program is complemented with the presentation of the book that extends the dialectical frontend/backend narrative of the exhibition. A Field Guide to the Snowden Files: Media, Art, Archives 2013-2017, edited by the exhibition curators Magdalena Taube and Krystian Woznicki (Berliner Gazette), gathers a representative selection of artists working with the Snowden files for the first time and places them in context with appropriations by media folks and archivists.

Authors include:

Željko Blaće, Andrew Clement, Colnate Group, Naomi Colvin, Simon Denny, Corinna Haas, Christoph Hochhäusler, Evan Light, Geert Lovink, M.C. McGrath, Henrik Moltke, Deborah Natsios, Julian Oliver, Laura Poitras, Norman Posselt, Stefan Tiron, University of the Phoenix, Andi Weiland, Maria Xynou and John Young.

The exhibition had premiere in Berlin in 2017, produced by Berliner Gazette.


The exhibition SIGNALS - Algorithms of Disobedience in Novi Sad is realized in the production and organization of the New media from Novi Sad in partnership with Berliner Gazette and artists who exhibit, with the support of SULUV Gallery, Academy of Arts Novi Sad, FMK-Faculty for Media and Communication, Belgrade, Youth Center CK13 Novi Sad and DELTA VIDEO d.o.o. from Belgrade who have given the right to free screening of the film and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and Canada Council for the Arts. Associate on project – Darija Medić (DiploFoundation).