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.
While the file-sharing spectacle rages on in Sweden, this summer, the Bureau of Piracy together with Teh Piraet Bey looks to the rest of the world and embarks on a journey that will take them throughout Europe with final destination the mountainsides of Bolzano, Italy and the Manifesta art biennial.
The Bureau will continue what started with the walpurgis ritual last year, with a re-examination party in the Italian mountains and the presentation of a new statement based on their recent experiences from the Scandinavian copyfight. The party will be open for you all and the whole project will be documented and shared with everyone. You know who we are.
Manifesta art biennale is held to be one of the most innovative art events of its kind and is highly respected within the contemporary art community. Their invitation of The Bureau of Piracy to Manifesta will expose the artworld to the fascinating KOPIMI way of life.
For more information go to the . Please do. And please, if you’re on the road where we’re going, honk if you see our bus, say hello if you see us, and give us your mix tapes if you still have them. And if not, make some new and give them to us.
This is a video from the modification of the s23m. The old city bus that will take us to Italy this summer for the Manifesta 7 art biennial.
TPB is not just a website. TPB is not just a file sharing network. TPB is not just a movement. TPB is also art. TPB is a performance. It’s a long running art project. Very long.
TPB was initiated by Piratbyrån – The Bureau for Piracy. Read the activity report for year 2007 to understand more about their work.
TPB and PB are the best of friends. That’s why we’re making more art together – but now we need your help! This summer we want to travel by bus from Sweden to Bolzano in Italy, where we have been invited to contribute to one of the world’s leading art events, Manifesta.
Step one is to actually get the bus! So please help out – go to our site by clicking here and read more about this summers performance!
Piratbyrån presents: Four Shreddings and a Funeral – A 2007 walpurgis ritual on spring mountain On April 30th, Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy) performed a kopimi Walpurgis Night ritual at the highest mountain in Stockholm:
“File-sharing has a potential to create meaning, community and context – a bigger potential than most other forms of reproduction. We want to keep talking about how that potential can be realized in the best manner possible, how cultural circulation can be organized and how the unleashed forces of the open archives…”