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Hashfail

14 December 2012

7pm

Rhys Coren, Polly Fibre, Joey Holder, JK Keller, Yuri Pattison, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Oliver Sutherland. With an essay by Gil Leung

Open File presented the first in a series of three events, investigating distribution and production of art via virtual and digital platforms through sound, performance and digital media.

A Hashfail occurs when a ‘seeded’ torrent file becomes corrupt and ‘bits’ of data cannot be received. Numerous Hashfails lead to the loss of quality and gradual decomposition of a file, shifting it ever-further from its origin, subjecting it to a new type of physicality and texturing.