In solidarity with Maedeh Hojabri, an Iranian teenager arrested for posting a dance video in Instagram in July 2018, Shu Lea Cheang has created the app #3x3x6 as part of the exhibition where the public globally can upload their selfie dancing videos. By opening up the possibility for the visitor to use personal smartphones and apps critically, by constantly uploading data from the visitors and entering it into the image flow of the exhibition, Cheang extends 3x3x6 outside of its physical location, blurring the limits between the museum and the Internet, but also between artist and visitor, between producer and receiver, but also questioning individual freedom and intimacy, collective agency and participation.
The title 3x3x6 refers to today’s standardized architecture of industrial imprisonment: a 3 x 3 m² cell constantly monitored by 6 cameras. Shu Lea Cheang’s exhibition hacks contemporary surveillance techniques to create a trans-punk fiction that questions the hegemonic narrative of the history of sexuality.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.