The Pirate Book
In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, The Pirate Cinema makes the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing visible. The publication coinciding with the project, The Pirate Book, offers a broad view on media piracy as well as multiple feedbacks between recent issues and historical piracy facts. It contains a compilation of grass-root stories — strategies developed to share, distribute and experience cultural contents outside the boundaries of local economies, politics, or laws. These stories have been sourced from people in UK, India, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Russia, Mali, and China. The book is structured in four parts and starts with a collection of piratical stories since the invention of the printing press and expands on broader issues (historical and modern anti-piracy technologies, geo-specific issues, warez scene rules, charts, structure, and visual culture…).
Published by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Produced by Aksioma and Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy
In partnership with Aksioma, Kunsthal Aarhus and Neural Magazine
The Pirate Book was released in the framework of Masters & Servers.
Networked Disruption: Exhibition Catalogue
The catalogue of the exhibition Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and Business curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and presented in spring 2015 at ©Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka.
The exhibition involved actors who directly engage with hacktivism, art, civil liberties and social networking to expose the contradictions of capitalistic logics and power systems and operate at the convergence of business and art, becoming key to unleashing the paradoxes of the social networking phenomenon. In the business world, a disruption is an unexpected innovation that comes from within the market itself. In the art and activist field, disruption means to generate unpredictable practices and interventions which play within the systems under scrutiny. Nowadays even business is adopting hacker and artistic strategies of disruption, what is the response given by artists and hackers?
Published by Aksioma − Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana 2015
Issued in partnership with Aksioma
The catalogue was released in the framework of Masters & Servers.
6pm Your Local Time
6pm Your Local Time (#6pmylt) is a networked, distributed, one night contemporary art event taking place simultaneously in different locations, coordinated from one central venue and documented online via a web application. The project, conceived by Fabio Paris for the Link Art Center and developed in collaboration with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Gummy Industries, is an OPEN FORMAT and can be used by other organizations and individual curators to set up other #6pmylt events.
The Link Art Center itself organized the first two events: 6pm Your Local Time UK, curated in collaboration with AND and coordinated from Furtherfield Commons, London, involving 14 participants in the United Kingdom (November 22, 2014); and 6PM Your Local Time Europe, coordinated from the Castello di Brescia, Italy and involving 110 participants from all over Europe (July 22, 2015). That night, 1,583 pictures and videos were posted on Instagram with the #6pmylt hashtag, 996,000 unique users followed the event on Twitter, and an undefined number of users participated through other social networks.
Find out more and download the publication at the LINK Editions website