Round Table at /rosa

with Gustavo Romano (NETescopio) and Brian Mackern (netart latino database) as part of the project Planetary Atoll

18 September 2022 from 16:00  – 17:30

Planetary Atoll

Magical Hackerism

Planetary Atoll

Brian Mackern

Gustavo Romano


About the event

Net art archives are not just structures for the preservation of artworks but also traces of the internet history. Some remain relicts of the past time and some become living organisms generating new ideas and connections. During the roundtable talk with the artists Gustavo Romano (NETescopio) and Brian Mackern (netart latino database) we will discuss and challenge the different strategies of net art archiving and reconstructing as well as the storytelling they propose.

Sunday, 18 September 2022 at 16:00

Address: /rosa Rosaluxemburg Strasse 35, 10178 Berlin

About the exhibition

Planetary Atoll: Connecting Latin American Dots is an exhibition dedicated to a set of net art works that were produced by artists from the region throughout the last three decades.

Surrounded by bipolarities, we are trying to liberate ourselves from nationalist ideas while needing to address specific issues. Whereas Internet based projects promise to outreach a planetary public, they also reveal otherwise forgotten regional specific situations. The Internet has become a political dicomotical ground, but it is also the place where a connective tissue is formed. Rather than adopting a cartography shaped by an up and down model, this exhibition examines the gap between the local and the global and how that in-betweenness emerges in certain digital artworks. This exhibtion is part of the Magical Hackerism project by SAVVY Contemporary in collaboration with, funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin. The exhibition is taking place in the context of Berlin Art Week.

About the Artist

About The Artist

Gustavo Romano is a Buenos Aires-born contemporary artist who works in a variety of media including actions, installations, net art, video and photography. He uses media and technology devices as well as objects belonging to people's daily lives, decontextualizing them and trying to force viewers to think about their routines and preconceptions. He won the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. He lives and works in Madrid.


This exhibition is part of Magical Hackerism which is a SAVVY Contemporary project in collaboration with, funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin.