HIDDEN CHARACTERS

PERSONAL PROJECT

It started from the insight that a person's password says something about their character.  Surprisingly there were people in Amsterdam willing to handover their password and the stories behind them.  The project was featured in Het Parool and Vice Magazine and exhibited at the Hoxton hotel and Cafe de Bailie.

 

AVERAGE JOE When I was growing up in Canada, there was this song called ‘Joe and the Button Factory’. We always sang it while we played with buttons at day care. I became a little obsessed with the name ‘Joe’. When it was time to choose a password I thought of ‘Averagejoe’, and it just worked. For everything.

AVERAGE JOE
When I was growing up in Canada, there was this song called ‘Joe and the Button Factory’. We always sang it while we played with buttons at day care. I became a little obsessed with the name ‘Joe’. When it was time to choose a password I thought of ‘Averagejoe’, and it just worked. For everything.

10jAARCATTA A few years ago me and my girlfriend had our 10 year anniversary. Her name is Catta.

10jAARCATTA
A few years ago me and my girlfriend had our 10 year anniversary. Her name is Catta.

RABBITS44 When I was little I had to make my first e-mail account. I had some rabbits, so I used “Rabbits”. And then added the number ‘4’. It doesn’t mean anything. BRIGHTON111 My Boyfriend - back in England - is from Brighton and it’s a city that I really love. And ‘111’ is a good number!

RABBITS44
When I was little I had to make my first e-mail account. I had some rabbits, so I used “Rabbits”. And then added the number ‘4’. It doesn’t mean anything.

BRIGHTON111
My Boyfriend - back in England - is from Brighton and it’s a city that I really love. And ‘111’ is a good number!

PULSAR98 It’s the name of a sound card. I used it in the studio in the year 1998.

PULSAR98
It’s the name of a sound card. I used it in the studio in the year 1998.

SAOPALO I lived in Brazil for about 3 years when I was young, and I was born in Rio years before. So it has always been my soft spot; Sao Paolo, Brazil, Brazilians, and so on…

SAOPALO
I lived in Brazil for about 3 years when I was young, and I was born in Rio years before. So it has always been my soft spot; Sao Paolo, Brazil, Brazilians, and so on…

P@$s!1337 I work in IT. When I choose a password I always use random words and numbers. I then switch some of them with special characters, like dollar signs or hashtags. Random characters are great agains hackers!

P@$s!1337
I work in IT. When I choose a password I always use random words and numbers. I then switch some of them with special characters, like dollar signs or hashtags. Random characters are great agains hackers!