We wanted to make a book about F.A.T since a while ago and our 5th anniversary seemed to be a good excuse for it, but herding F.A.T cats is a particularly chaotic task and anyway, samurais recommend that matters of great concern should be treated lightly. So, finally this summer Domenico and me spent some time digging F.A.T archives and doing some dirty work to put together:
From the srs bsns press release:
“In more than five years of activity, the Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab) produced an impressive series of projects, all developed with open source software, shared online and documented in a way that allows everybody to copy, improve, abuse or simply use them. This approach situates F.A.T. Lab in a long tradition of DIY, processual, sharable artistic practices based on instructionals, and reveals a democratic idea of art where Fluxus scores meet hacker culture (and rap music).
Featuring texts by Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan, The F.A.T. Manual is a selection of more that 100 projects, done in the belief that printing these bits on paper will allow them to spread in a different way, infiltrate other contexts, and germinate. An archive, a catalogue, a user manual and a software handbook documenting five years of thug life, pop culture and research and development.
The F.A.T. Manual is co-produced by Link Editions, F.A.T. Lab and MU, Eindhoven in collaboration with XPO Gallery, Paris. With generous support from Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven and Creative Industries Fund NL, Rotterdam.”
Join us for our AFK book release during the opening of F.A.T GOLD EUROPE on Friday November 15 at 8:00pm at MU, Eindenhoven. (more info soon!)
Google gives you “free” services in exchange of your private data. The data collected is exploited in many ways, mostly for target you with advertising and in the most extreme situations can be turned over spy agencies from governments with way too much computing-power and the wrong dose of paranoia. All your data are belong to U.S.
Obviously, serious business “intelligence services” know that data can produce a lot of sociability; The Data Klubb – just like they do it (really)- is a party where you can exchange your pieces of data and personal information for a free beer. Just that.
The Data Klubb also teamed up with Science Friction, for the launch of “Anarchival: The end-to-end principle”, an interpretation by Bitbureau of some of the material from the Piratbyrån’s archive that follows the narrative of their previous book pwer.brocoli.kopimi.
F.A.T was invited last week to the ALT CPH in Fabrikken during the Copenhagen Art Week. Given that tele-text is the number one public information service in Scandinavia it only made sense to present the information about F.A.T and the works we exhibited in this way. Lucky me, my friend Raquel Meyers is a text-mode extraordinaire and i ask her for this amazing tele-text piece specially for F.A.T.
Release early, often and in text-mode!
Thanks everyone for comming to the debate on the current state of technology and power organized by Kunsten, and joining the Data Klubb party, were we hosted with Science Friction the release of the new Piratbyrån’s book “Anarchival: The end to end principle”. So stay tuned for books, data and free beer.
mycket <3 Raquel!
ALT CPH invited F.A.T this year to the Copenhagen’s independent art fair for artist-run spaces and initiatives. Come visit The Data Klubb on saturday evening with Bigup2DANCE on the turntables and live PETSCI visuals by Raquel Meyers, keep an a eye for the presentation of the new Piratbyrån’s book: “Anarchival, the End to End Principle”, edited by Science Friction and hosted by F.A.T! and join us in the panel organized by Kunsten magazine.
Alt_Cph 13 ConcoctionFABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design, Sundholmsvej 46, 2300 København S
Friday, August 30th / 15:30 – 22:00
Saturday, August 31st / 12:00 – 02:00
Sunday, September 1st / 12:00 – 16:00
Entrance: kr. 50,- (valid all three days)
Alt_Cph – the meeting place for artist-run spaces and initiatives – welcomes the audience to a loud and vibrant art fair at the Factory of Art and Design from August 30th till September 1st. In addition to the 23 art spaces and the many artists that they have invited, Alt_Cph 13 is proud to present three generous programmes of debates, performances and music in collaboration with Kunsten.nu, Liveart and Thorgej Steen Hansen.
Alt_Cph started out in 2006 as the Alternative Art Fair – a title that we’re still proud to be associated with. Alt_Cph is not a framework for a specific kind of art but rather a necessary supplement to the more established and institutionalized art scene.
‘Concoction’ is the title we’ve chosen for the fair in order to capture the particularity of Alt_Cph 13. It refers to a mix of different ingredients – a fabrication even – or a strange combination of materials, people and ideas
The Alt_Cph 13 curatorial team: Camilla Nørgård, Mette Høyen Andersen, Claus Bjerre, Bank & Rau, Mille Winther and Maria Gry Bregnbak.
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.