Monday, April 23, 2018

Hate Library: Interviews with Nick Thurston

One work during this year's Transmediale in Berlin was Nick Thurston's Hate Library, which was effectively a mass-publication of online hate speech forums. The work drew out a shocked reaction from me - not at the speech itself, (which is normally banal and poorly written) but at the gesture, which seemed to trample on a lot of ethical guidelines regarding the reproduction of hate speech in public forums and in art.

I interviewed the artist for Samizdat, the interviews are in two parts. Part 1 is about Art and the ethical guidelines for hate speech today, Part 2 is about Publishing and covers similar territory.