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Rogue Lament, 2022

Photo by Ava Margueritte. Courtesy of Digital Arts Resource Centre, 2022.

Rogue Lament 2022.

Rogue Lament is a device that publishes narrative and poetic texts written in the form of Wi-Fi network names. The artwork hijacks the list of available Wi-Fi connections visible in devices like cellphones, tablets, and laptops by generating 10-to-20 Wi-Fi networks available in a location. The names appear in sequence, like lines from a poem or paragraph.

​​Viewers encounter Rogue Lament in places where people frequently access free Wi-Fi connections (libraries, cafes, bus stations, etc.)


  • Poems displayed as Wi-Fi Network names

Materials & dimensions:

  • Router
  • Wireless Access Point
  • Battery