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