London. 2013. 1 experiment. 121.5 kilometres. 30 hours, 58 minutes, 13 seconds. 4 distribution centres. 4 batteries. 350 tweets. 11,015 images in real time, 4898 black images.
One package, addressed to Julian Assange, is live.
On 16 January 2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik sent a package to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. At this time Assange had just been granted asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The package contained a hidden camera that recorded its journey through the postal system through a hole and documented it live online by means of a transmitter. At their market stall Bitnik presents the package and tells of this extraordinary mail art action that is about the lust for and loss of control in logistical and political spaces.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik is made up of the artists Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo. Their works inside of and with the internet connect digital and physical spaces. At this year’s Werkleitz Festival they will be presenting a new work of mail art.