Resistant Systems Spring 2022

Password Cleanse (2022) Tim Schwartz

About the Exhibition

Resistant Systems is a Los Angeles–based, digital-focused wellness brand. We have products to purify your digital life — not simply your body and mind. Originally launched with a clothing line made from organic hand-woven signal-blocking fabrics, Resistant Systems has moved into kits for digital cleansing and renewal. For our Spring 2022 collection, we are debuting prototypes of three new bundles.

Password Cleanse is a collection of tools for manifesting strong passphrases while helping you release the toxins of your past security habits. Through a process of focused meditation, dice rolling, and memorization mantras, you will cleanse your security. 

Digital Resistance Kit provides you with the tools for a true identity detox. Let go of your digital profile and find clarity in anonymously browsing the web and pseudonymously communicating with others. Everyone knows who you are online — release your true inner strength through anonymity. 

Coin Collector helps you on your journey of giving up on desires associated with money. Find freedom in the release of your associations with paper money, fiat currency, government control, and even precious metals. Once you start your crypto collection, you will see economic value and exchange through a whole new lens. The materiality of money doesn’t need to constrain your ego. 

No longer will digital wellness mean ignoring your screen. Resistant Systems is here to guide you on your new journey.

You can now read the Resistant Systems: Spring 2022 exhibition brochure featuring an interview by researcher Kristine Khouri.

Visit the Exhibition

Resistant Systems is on view at Center for Book Arts (28 W 27th St, 3rd Fl) from Friday, April 21 through Saturday, June 25, 2022.

To help ensure the health & safety of our community during the surge of the Omicron variant, there is no in-person opening event for this exhibition.

Visitors who comply with our Covid-19 policies are welcome to view the exhibition in-person anytime during our regular business hours. CBA is open Monday–Thursday from 11am–6pm and Friday & Saturday from 11am–5pm. Admission is free with a suggested donation.

All visitors are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon arrival and wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while on-site. If you have a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine, please contact CBA Executive Director Corina Reynolds at in advance of your visit.

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Resistant Systems (2022) Tim Schwartz
Password Cleanse (2022) Tim Schwartz
Digital Resistance Kit (2022) Tim Schwartz
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