Previously in the City: BASIC, Mathieu Tremblin, 2014, Paris (FR)
BASIC is a set of code lines in Basic programmation language displaying “Hello World!” style’s exercise on Amiga Commodore 64 platform which is reproduced on Benjamin Gaulon and Evan Roth’s iron curtain of their studio in Paris, in order the curtain is turned into a monitor.
1) Get a TP-Link WR741ND router (around $10-20)
2) Download the wifitagger firmware
3) follow the README
4) drop modem in public
5) connect to “Free Public WifiTagger”, instant unlimited tagging of networks within range, 100% satisfaction guaranteed!!
WifiTagger is a router which is enabled to tag wifi networks. Upon selecting “Free Public WifiTagger” as your network, you can tag the wifi spectrum via the WifiTaggers open UI. It can broadcast a tag up to four lines of 32 characters. Tags will be viewable within the list of wifi networks. It allows anyone with a wifi enabled device the ability to tag digital space.
Too lazy to make one? You can check out FATS’s very own WifiTaggers tagging all over Chelsea as of November 5th and at FAT GOLD.
An artworks value has typically been determined by (superficially) limiting the supply or editions of a piece as determined by the artist, gallery and collectors. We call BS. Art is only valuable if it changes society. Impacting society is only possible if it becomes part of culture. Culture can only be rapidly affected when done virally.
Currently, art supply chains often create the opposite of a cultural revolution by only allowing the elite to buy or see collections. At F.A.T., we want to create and distribute to a new contextualization of art and culture through the use of open licenses, open ideas and open art.
A disintermediation of The Art World, starting now.
Limited Editions of Unlimited is a F.A.T. artwork series by Resident FATtie Addie Wagenknecht which will be released and available online for free. Download and print the first in the series here or have someone print it for you.
Then what..? Put it on your walls, on buildings, hang it up in the MoMa, give to your friends, your Grandma, lick it, eat it (maybe it taste good)…. we want to see us everywhere.
Theo: A short introduction: KATSU, a long time collaborator with FAT and GRL has joined FAT as an Artist in Residence. KATSU has had long had a unique approach to graffiti and hacking urban environments. This post is a short introduction to some of his existing work. Expect to see a bunch of new hybrid work during this A.I.R that extends in all directions.
How many have left a mark that can be seen from space?
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I’m a graffiti writer/vandal/slimer working in New York City. I’ve been involved in graffiti for over 15 years. I love graffiti and feel that it’s time to really change shit up. Traditional graffiti methods are powerful but the combination of graff and tech can be absolutely LETHAL.
My goals as KATSU are to motivate vandals and accumulate FT’s.
I have turned graffiti into a game for myself where the objective is to gain “FT’s” or “FameTokens tm.” in the most effective ways possible. Any and all FT’s are good for business so placing my name in people’s lives, and in unique ways is the main objective.
Because I’m new to F.A.T. I figured I should show off some of the things I’ve made. I’m very excited to meet the crew and get grinding on some sick ideas.
Powers video – homage to eames powers of 10 film. shortlisted for guggenheim show
Mochaccino – “world’s largest graffiti exhibition”? sounds perfect to me.
Picasso – barely made it out of this one.
Obama’s crib – had my friend waiting on a suzuki gsxr to get me the fuck out of there
Fire Safety – kids need new toys
Fire Hazard – my new toy
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.