Are you unique on the internet? What’s left of you when you leave a web page? How entangled are you and your device? Is your browser in the artwork or is the artwork in your browser?
On April 22 2020, we opened a browser-based, free, open software art exhibition on browser fingerprinting . The exhibition was developed by the re|thread collective and its contents are continuously co-created by the re|thread digital environment as well as all the digital visitors.
The online exhibition can be visited here: https://fp.rethread.art/
In February 2020 we started planning for our first public exhibition in a public space, that would take place on April 8th in Stockholm. When covid-19 spread worldwide, all public spaces in Stockholm closed. Consequently, throughout the month of March we had to completely redesign the exhibition, with one clear idea in mind: we wanted to stay creative and still establish interactions with visitors to discuss software and art. So, we designed a completely virtual software exhibition that explores the essential software object for online life: a web browser.