Shadow subversions

By succeeding from a system, you are not preventing it from existing or disrupting its trajectory. The ability to remove yourself from the grid is a privilege few possess. Instead, by remaining with the trouble, it is possible to acknowledge the web of relations in which you are embroiled, and if necessary subvert from within. In-grid compiled themselves from technologies that have become increasingly ubiquitous during the spring-summer of 2020 – video conferencing apps, project management tools. Such technologies have been described as invasive, surveilling malware but in many ways are essential to the maintenance of our physical and social wellbeing. In-grid attempts to provoke urgent critical discussion of such technologies without being didactic or judgemental. In-grid encourages us to reimagine these platforms – could they tolerate silence, encourage intimacy, used to critique?