Friends of WikiLeaks - Chicago

An artists collective in Switzerland called “!Mediengruppe Bitnik” wanted to make a contribution to the worldwide effort to support WikiLeaks.  What should they do?  They decided that they would create a way to break through the wall of isolation surrounding Julian Assange as he remains under de facto house arrest in Ecuador’s embassy in London.  And they did.  Here is their description of their project and the amazing results:

“Delivery for Mr. Assange

“A LIVE MAIL ART PIECE
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRADICAL REALTIME

“!Mediengruppe Bitnik (2013)

“A parcel containing a camera is sent to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London through the Royal Mail. Through a hole in the parcel, the camera documents its journey through the postal system. The images are transfered to this website, where the status of the parcel can be followed in realtime.

“!Mediengruppe Bitnik will post the parcel around noon on Wednesday, 16 January 2013. The…

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