About the project
Citizen J is an art-as-activism project that engages UTS students in the creation of automated “bots” mimicking mainstream media services to highlight their subjectivity. The bots will infiltrate the internet to highlight questions around truth, influence and subjectivity. Citizen J will be produced collaboratively with UTS students from the Journalism Society and the Tech Society. All are welcome to attend (it’s free!) but registration is essential at the sign up link below.
The project will take place across three half-day workshops at UTS Gallery in the Spring Session on Wednesday 1 September, Wednesday 8 September and Wednesday 15 September. No prior experience of art making, activism, media analysis or coding necessary!
About the artists
Make or Break is a collaboration between artists Connie Anthes and Rebecca Gallo, based in Sydney, Australia on unceded Gadigal and Darug lands. Make or Break has worked across gallery, institution, festival and community contexts to produce a range of process-based projects that are co-authored with the communities with which they intersect.
Image: Make or Break. Photograph: Dean Tirkot. Image courtesy the artists.
This project is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.