ART UNDER MASS SURVEILLANCE?
1. Workshop with Danja Vasiliev & Julian Oliver & Talk
2. Book Launch ?Delivery for Mr. Assange?
3. Conversation between Julian Assange & !Mediengruppe Bitnik
Saturday, March 8 2014
Helmhaus Z?rich, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Z?rich
Dear People under Mass Surveillance
How does the NSA spying scandal affect us as artists? What is the role
of art and artists after the revelations of Edward Snowden? The digital
has moved from the margins and has become central to every day life. Can
art be a means to critically reflect on the possibilities and the
implications of the digital? Have new technologies become a means
exclusively to service power and surveillance? Or can they be made to
service protest and resistance?
Together with artists Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev and
WikiLeaks-founder Julian Assange, we will explore questions around art,
free internet and surveillance.
12:00 – 18:30 h
with Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev
In the afternoon, Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev, authors of the
?Critical Engineering Manifesto?, will give participants of their
NETworkshop insights into the technical and political dimensions of the
Internet. Their workshop deals with questions of how technology shapes
communication, how networks are built and how they are manipulated.
Please note: The workshop is booked out.
1.1 TALK – JULIAN OLIVER & DANJA VASILIEV
20:00 h – door opens at 19:30 h
We will start the evening with a presentation by Julian Oliver and Danja
Vasiliev of their artistic works related to the topic of mass
surveillance of electronic communications systems.
2. BOOK LAUNCH – ?DELIVERY FOR MR. ASSANGE?, ECHTZEIT VERLAG
We are very happy to announce our book ?Delivery for Mr. Assange. Ein
Paket f?r Mr. Assange?.
The book recounts the many stories that occurred around ?Delivery for
Mr. Assange? and ?Delivery for Mr. Rajab?. It follows the Deliveries
from our perspective, describing the extraordinary deliveries, all the
craziness and the uproar it caused on the internet in a fast-paced gonzo
Together with musician Bit-Tuner, author and Bitnik member Daniel Ryser
will launch the newly published book.
You can buy your copy on Saturday at the Helmhaus or order it from your
favourite local bookshop or online:
Title: ?Delivery for Mr. Assange. Ein Paket f?r Mr. Assange?
Publisher: Echtzeit Verlag
Languages: English / German
Publication Date: March 08 2014
3. JULIAN ASSANGE LIVE
A Conversation between Julian Assange & !Mediengruppe Bitnik
In a conversation between !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Julian Assange at the
Ecuadorian embassy in London via video-link we will focus on art under
mass surveillance. We will talk with Julian about his perspective on the
deliveries, his take on mass surveillance and where to go from here.
There will be time for some questions from participants at the end of
The event is part of the exhibition
?!Mediengruppe Bitnik ? Delivery for Mr. Assange?
Helmhaus Z?rich, February 14 to April 6 2014.
Concept and realisation: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Helmhaus Z?rich, :digital