leak [li:k]

1. (of a container or covering) accidentally lose or admit contents, especially liquid or gas, through a hole or crack.

2. (of secret information) become known.

Leaks are holes in the system. They set off an alarm, because the system is in danger acutely. A wound through which something passes out or in.
Pass out: blood loss, pressure decrease, data theft, breach of secrecy.
Pass in: Infection, contamination, infiltration.

Leaks are damages that disclose something. The protecting hull rips open and reveals parts of the inside, the entity, a well protected secret, the truth.

Jan-Christoph Tonigs
Artistic Director/ Curator, Kloster Bentlage