What is H.A.C.K.?
H.A.C.K. is an online publication that covers visual art and culture in Michigan. We’ve been in continuous operation since January 2012.
Why the name H.A.C.K.?
We see ourselves as individuals engaged in the act of hacking culture–
Hack can be defined as:
(1) to make rough cuts and in an effort to shape
(2) to explore and manipulate the workings of a system; to gain unauthorized access
And if all fails, well, we own up to this definition:
(3) someone who produces dull and unoriginal work
Why the acronym? Just as computer hackers continuously manipulate code, we don’t assign a singular phrase to the letters in an effort to keep the system open and evolving.
Who are we?
Tamara Fox: possesses many skills, most of which are totally unmarketable. She’s a mixed media artist whose hobbies include avoiding housework and trying to remember her passwords.
Zachary Johnson: grew up in an apartment once inhabited by Mary Todd Lincoln in a town with an affection for windmills. In art making, art writing, and curating, he strives to make art accessible to a wider audience of people.
Tori Pelz: dreams of co-hosting a talk show with her big-headed and emotionally available dog. In the meantime, she busies herself making messes in her studio and the kitchen. She has a soft spot for the South, printmakers, and films about war-torn children. She vows to never use the phrase “as it were.”
jenn schaub: hates capital letters, work for dwelling place focusing a chunk of her professional and personal time making the avenue for the arts rock. she makes art but really loves people who make art, things and culture. she splits time between two remarkable GR neighborhoods, heartside and cherry hill.