Delivery for Mr. Assange

Adnan Hadziselimovic, !Mediengruppe Bitnik

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    On 16 January 2013, !Mediengruppe Bitnik sent a parcel containing a camera and a GPS signal to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, to find out what would happen on the way. Would it be possible to break through the physical barrier surrounding Assange, who is living at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to escape being extradited to the USA? Would the parcel’s journey end with a picture of Assange’s face or would it be intercepted and destroyed by an intelligence officer of the British Secret Service? This is the account of an extraordinary delivery and the uproar that followed in the Internet.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBasel, Switzerland
    PublisherEchtzeit Press
    ISBN (Print)3905800810
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Bibliographical note

    The book is based on «Delivery for Mr. Assange» which is a 32-hour live mail art piece performed on 16 and 17 January 2013. On 16 January 2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik posted a parcel addressed to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The parcel contained a camera which documented its journey through the Royal Mail postal system through a hole in the parcel. The images captured by the camera were transferred to this website and the Bitnk Twitter account in realtime. So, as the parcel was slowly making its way towards the Ecuadorian embassy in London, anyone online could follow the parcel's status in realtime. There was an exhibition at the Helmhaus, Zurich 14 February–6 April 2014

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    Hadziselimovic, A., & !Mediengruppe Bitnik (2014). Delivery for Mr. Assange. Basel, Switzerland: Echtzeit Press.