Tools of Subversion is a collectively developed net art project and digital game in which artists of different branches work on projects dealing with countering against Hate Speech. The network of women has formed specifically for this project and would like to oppose the misogynistic discourse, as we have experienced it especially in the field of computer games in recent years. With Tools of Subversion, we are working on an alternative strategy with hate speech and retrieving the discourse in the net. We establish new forms of resistance in the web that are not language based but rely on the power of self-designed imagery. Visual Memes determine the discourse in the net as well as linguistic utterances and are universally understandable. Such memes of resistance let us create our audience and feed it back into the discourse in the net.
Tools of Subversion is implemented as a series of computer game and web interventions. We devote ourselves to new developments in the field of game engines, which make it possible to display web content as textures of computer games. In this way, you can work with the website in many ways as screen and space, as well as a sound space.
A project by Sonja Prlic, Martina Brandmayr, Seda Röder, Elisabeth Schmirl and Andreas Leitner