Hacking Concrete is an interactive online space with three storylines on patching, decomposing and sprouting with concrete. Concrete in its many states is visible, audible and readable in the displayed footage, and its materiality unfolds in the forms of dust, mush, cracks and other soft and hardened structures. Tending to concrete’s materiality, we experimented with refusing access barriers that are caused by hardened structures. In the forms of videos, images, sounds, and texts, the concrete in our work remains ‘open’ as a material that is not yet ‘set up’ or cured or hardened. We both studied concrete as dust, powder, slush or goo, and as a metaphor in language when it is used to express that something is to be made solid or fixed. This work studies ways that concrete unforms and operates otherwise than it is colloquially considered to be: solid as rock.
The work is currently on display online.