From Gender and Tech Resources


The cryptodance is a performative event to familiarize ourselves with different modes of encryption. Whilst collectively embodying issues of security, privacy, safety and surveillance, we converge a technopolitical urgency for sovereignty and a desire for affinities with the body /machine~ living organisms/algorithms.

Cryptodance is developed, in august during the preparations of THF 2016! by an international small constellation of choreographers, hackers, dancers, .... They met, discussed and wrote a choreography combining dance annotations, crypto technics and careful somatic tactics.

Goldjian and bolwerK started plotting the Cryptodance project during a Ministry of Hacking (Esc, Gratz, Austria), where they formed joint(ad)venture of the department of Waves and Shadow and The Department of Care and Wonder.


  • Communicating what cryptography is
  • Emancipation to develop trust
  • Open form of discussion
  • Support each other, solidarity


  • Introduction to digital human rights
  • Technical familiarizartion as a political stance
  • Using secure technology and developing careful practices


  • Attent!on som(t)a(c)tics; Warm up: trust yourself:
  • Praxis: Constitute collective identity
  • Expose information, mechanics (algorithm improvisation), embody
  • Open discussion
  • Interactions of media/audiovisual/ sensory experiments

More information at:

See a video about the Cryptodance here

Website Cryptodance

Pad about Cryptodance