Chicago, IL, USA

From 2002 – 2007 criticalartware was a collaborative group of artist-programmers-hackers based in Chicago. our [application/platform/concern] was compiled at the turn of the twenty first century to address hyperthreaded hystories + [software-as-art/art-as-software]. we were interested in the [connections/ruptures/dislocations] between early moments of Artware or Software Art and other instruction set oriented approaches to {conceptual|code}-based artmaking such as Fluxus, Conceptualism, early Video Art, etc… By drawing [parallels/paths] between the [concepts/discourses] of these early moments, we critically questioned + [re]connected the current context to rightful unruley pasts in a multitude of [personal/subjective] hyperthreaded [her/hi/hy]stories.