Roma Soida

Solo Exhibitions

The way of thinking of Roma Soida can be associated with the search for new positive collective forms, an excellent demonstration of this kind of gesture is the “reinvention” of the word “hacker”.

The hacker invents something new, thus demonstrating the existence of the virtual and actualizing new relevance.

A hacker is someone who creates the possibility of new things appearing in this world – new devices, ideas, feelings – not always wonderful, but always new. Wherever data can be collected from which information can be extracted – in science, art, culture – hackers are breaking the new from the old.

If a gun guarantees the inviolability of the cart with watermelons, and money buys watermelons, then how to save the information? And what does it mean to produce it? This is the difference between the present era and all previous ones. Watermelons grow out of the ground from year to year, the conveyor produces the same cars day after day. But information production is different: it has nothing to do with repetition, because it implies the creation of unique content – in a sense, a hack.

Hacking brings into existence many codes – natural and social, programmatic and poetic, logical and absurd, auditory and visual. The hacker’s natural habitat is the endless virtual. From the virtual he extracts more and more new expressions of the actual. For a hacker, anything that is represented as real is partial and limited. A series of images in this virtual space represent the border area, where the real turns into the virtual.

Touching virtual – a common experience, because it is the experience of the future. If not everyone is a hacker, then everyone, one way or another, sometime something hacked.