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Internet history is a history of friendships, the history of friendships is a history of meetings “@monki

The place where Piratbyrån and F.A.T met was of course IRC and then the groups overlapped basically because of kopimi, like everything else does in the internet and AFK.

Fatties Evan, Geraldine and Magnus were last week in London hanging out in Harringay with the Piratbyrån bunch and setting up the exhibition “Piratbyrån and Friends”, that opened in Furtherfield last saturday.

The exhibition traces  stories and affinities behind the swedish group of friends from which the most resilient cultural project on the planet emerged a decade ago.  The gallery exhibition features a collection of archival material, t-shirts, films, comissioned artworks-networks and oddities- together with a vast and complex digital archive available in the Commons of Furtherfield and inside the Kopimi Totem, ready for you to explore and copy.

Piratbyrån’s stack

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Don’t miss the show if you are around Finsbury Park, it runs until June 8th! Otherwise here is a preview:

Kopimi Totem by Evan Roth

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How to dig the Piratbyrån archive by Magnus Eriksson

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Kopimi s23 Suit by Lina Persdotter Carlsson and Torrent by Geraldine Juárez [s23m film, The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds and new Tapecasts by Piratbyrån]

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Police Riot shields by James Cauty

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Polymarchs posters by Jaime Ruelas

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Riot Chat by Palle Torsson

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S23m (system 23 modified) by Piratbyrån, Geraldine Juárez and Simon Klose.

In 2008 Pratbyrån had grown tired of the file-sharing debate and its endless repetitions of for-or-against, legal-or-illegal, payment-or-gratis, so they loaded a bus with 23 people and head over south in Sweden in a bus: S23M (System 23 Modified), The bus became one of the most significant undertakings of Piratbyrån and shaped their thoughts on the tensions between digital abundance and crowded space, collective decisions and freedom of choice, and that which can be copied and that which can’t.

Moar pics here!

Much thanks to Marc, Ruth and Rachel at Furtherfield for an inspiring time and great exhibition. Plus extra love to Ale and Rich for being so excellent with us.   Shout out to our friends Palle, Rasmus, Danny, Kugg, Samira and Jimmy for being such great inspiration. data<3

Maintain Hardline Kopimi!

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Look at these sick invitations! Fffffatties are arriving from all over the globe to MU in Eindhoven to kick off FAT GOLD Europe! Don’t miss the agenda.

 

Venue: MU

13 november 2013

Design Debates: F.A.T. Lab and Do-It-Yourself Publishing:
16.30–17.30, Designhuis

14 november 2013

WhatColor.IsTheInter.net/? & Browser Extensions Workshop

Thursday 14:30 – 17:00 – Greg Leuch & Jiashan Wu (F.A.T Lab artist & oprichters XOlator)

Friday 15 november 2013

6pm – 7pm: F.A.T. TALKS. Wrap Up

8pm – 1am: Opening Party & Book presentation F.A.T. GOLD

 

Venue: Baltan Laboratories

 Friday 15 November

“Women in tech” Workshop

Geraldine Juarez

Saturday 17 november 

MIHI workshop

Greg Leuch & Jiashan Wu

 

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Posted on November 13, 2013

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Celebrating 5 years of Art and Technology. Curated by Lindsay Howard

Celebrating five years of thug life, pop culture, and R&D, the renegade art organization known as the Free Art & Technology Lab, or F.A.T. Lab, is going GOLD. F.A.T. GOLD, that is. From November 5–17 at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center in Chelsea, curator Lindsay Howard will present the acclaimed work of F.A.T. Lab. The exhibition invites the public to experience and engage with groundbreaking projects.

F.A.T. GOLD brings together an international group of twenty-five collaborators comprised of graffiti artists, hackers, and coders for a week-long residency at Eyebeam.  The exhibition will feature significant works from 2007 to the present, including new projects launching on opening night. Showcasing a comprehensive and critical selection of the group’s diverse output, the exhibition includes film, software, net art, installation, and performance.F.A.T. Lab members will also be working and hacking on new cutting-edge projects to be added to the exhibition on the fly.

Download Press Release.

F.A.T. upcoming events include lots of workshops, lots of free beer, free pizza, new code, PUBLIC ACCESS, Your ART!! – series on- & offline, Rights, Rogues and Refugees plus fresh new art and performances by F.A.T Fellows.

Check our GOLD microsite for schedule, live events, announcements and to get in style with our new super hot swag.

Get your bling ON and get ready to go GOLD with F.A.T!

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Posted on October 16, 2012

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