The Pirate Bay at Venice Biennial 2009.
3 June – 22 November 2009
53RD INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBTION – LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
Embassy of Piracy Workshops and Press meeting
S.A.L.E Dorsoduro 265,Venice. Boat Stop: Zattere or Salute
3 – 7 June 2009: Daily, 10:00 – 20:00
14 June – 22 November 2009: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 – 19:00
Embassy of Piracy
Prevailing institutional systems and structures have proven inadequate to the task of organizing and managing the openness of networked society. Now, via democratic systems, they are attacking the fundamental functions of the Internet, such as the free distribution of information.
With Embassy of Piracy, we want to re-imagine an institutional form and practice. We set out to create an institutional form that is responsive to the logic of social-technical networks and non-representational democratic processes.
We love the Internet and we share this love with a multitude of people around the world. With Embassy of Piracy, we want to make informal network connections stronger. By a set of simple copyable, reproducible and remixable acts of sharing we want to start to open the gates to these stories and experiences and build connections between them.
We want to build the largest, most widely and wildly spread embassy in the world. We started this with an open call for everyone to participate by building their own embassies in the shape of foldable, customized paper pyramid models that can be printed from the web site. The response has been pandemic. http://www.embassyofpiracy.org
Please Join us in Venice – Now – there will be 100:s of us.
Welcome to The Embassy of Piracy workshop
Join us in folding and modifications of Embassy of Piracy Pyramids. Bring your own t-shirt and other cloth so we can make them Embassy of Piracy style at the printing workshop. We will have balloons for the kids, music to be remixed and general swarming to make it the Venice Biennial of Piracy 2009.
The role of the ambassador.
As an embassy is a state in another state, the love and freedom of Internet is a state in all states of the world. On this freedom we want to build diplomatic network relations.
If you love the Internet you are an ambassador.
If you care, share, and help us imagine what this could be.
In collaboration with the Internet Pavilion
From: The Pirate Bay and The Bureau of Piracy
Call for participation in the Venice Biennale – Making Worlds
In the summer of 2008 we renovated a city bus that drove from Sweden to Manifesta 7 in Bolzano, Italy. In March 2009 the bus returned to join The Pirate Bay Spectrial.
Now The Embassy of Piracy is opening – a project where we will multiply the forces of Internet.
With our project The Embassy of Piracy we are seeking out new ways to defend the ecosystem of the Internet – Join now
The Embassy of Piracy needs your help
Be an ambassador, make Embassies, cut and paste, make a network of Embassies, make it grow, spread it, make it pandemic! Share your photos of The Embassy on the http://embassyofpiracy.org and engage.
Venice summer 2009
Venice: we need hosting, do you have a place where we can stay, a palace, boat or a floor for some hours? Do you have a place that can host our art? If you want to help – Contact us.
Join us in Venice the 3th – 7th June. Show your presence, bring the spirit – make it the Biennial of Piracy 2009.
Mr Berlusconi: we have 23 for you – welcome to meet us at the Venice Biennale.
Resend this message
Internet today is not some virtual entity, but a network that can materialize in everything from court systems, parliaments and phone networks to memes, music and art systems. Forget browsers, files and computers, Internet is everywhere, it is wherever you are ready to receive it.
Accordingly resend this message, fax it, call them, remix it and above all let them know – we are here to free information and defend Internet.
Embassy of Piracy
Time is epic, the ecosystem of the Internet is tested and we are here to defend it. Old regimes are passing new laws and new regulations to uphold a failing system that nobody really wants.
An internet today is not some virtual entity, but a network that can materialize in everything from court systems, parliaments and phone networks to memes, music and art systems. Internet is a methodology, not a place.
The idea of an Embassy of Piracy came up when Piratbyrån and The Pirate Bay got invited to contribute to first Internet Pavilion that will be part of this years Venice Biennial. As an Embassy our task is to represent the freedom of Internet and pirates of Internet and to promote the Kopimi way of life.
The Embassy has multipliable and modifiable form in shape of a pyramid. By downloading and printing out the foldable paper model you can make the Embassy materialize anywhere; in public spaces, in the forest, at work, school or on your dinner table or for your pets.
Remember, when you form an Embassy, you are legally within internet territory. Together we will multiply a growing number of Embassies all over the world. Share your photos of The Embassy on the http://embassyofpiracy.org
We are all the Embassy, we are all Ambassadors of the freedom of Internet. This adventure is ours to swarm, modify and share.