[Debian-NYC] Sunday 26 April 2009: Pirates Ashore in Brooklyn
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From: noel hidalgo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Free Culture List <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:00:51 -0400
Subject: [FC-discuss] In Brooklyn, on Sunday, Piratbyran (Pirate Bay) Artist Talk + Guerilla Music Swap Party
Sorry about the late notice, but I'm sure of few of you will be
interested in this artist talk.
Begin forwarded message:
> Please join us this Sunday evening for an artist talk and
> presentation by Sara Sajjad, a founding member of Swedish arts
> collective Piratbyran (the Bureau of Piracy).
> Sajjad will discuss their popular project The Pirate Bay, the
> world's largest bit torrent file-sharing service on the
> internet. A landmark trial pitting the Svandanavian pirates
> vs. Hollywood privateers made international headlines this week
> when four defiant Swedes were found guilty of violating
> copyright law. It's a mild blow to the buccaneers, but more
> like cutting heads off hydras or hitting hornets nests. Like an
> international game of whac-a-mole, the file-sharing community
> keeps popping up to promote new modes of connecting. A
> discussion about intellectual property and the free culture
> movement will be joined by special guests, including folks from
> MuxTape, a US-based music sharing site that was shut down last
> year. Sajjad will also screen footage from related Piratbyran
> projects and performances, includingKopimiTV (CopyMeTV), the
> CopyRiot ritual, and the Pirate Bus art tour.
> The talk will be followed by a guerilla music swap, so bring
> your laptop, USB stick or hard drive, and share, swap, and
> propagate like the pirate you arrrrrrr! As Piratbyran says,
> multiplication can produce powerful numbers. And great music
> The Change You Want To See Gallery
> Sunday, April 26, 7pm - 10pm (free!)
> 84 Havemeyer Street, at Metropolitan Ave
> Brooklyn NY 11211
> L to Bedford; G to Metropolitan; J/M/Z to Marcy
> P.S. -- Don't forget Monday's event on Subversive Tech in Burma!
> ABOUT PIRATBYRAN
> We are a Swedish group that has been around for four years.
> Piratbyran explores how file-sharing and other copying
> technologies interact with creativity and change how people
> relate to everyday culture. We analyze tendencies and cases and
> discuss possible future scenarios and opportunities.
> Internationally we are mostly known for starting up the The
> Pirate Bay. By this and many other projects, campaigns,
> performances, talks and media appearances, we have intervened
> in the discussion known as "the file-sharing debate".
> FROM THE PIRATE BUS TOUR
> Copying can express itself in multiple ways, of which P2P
> networks only make up a few. That was one message established
> in Piratbyrans famous Walpurgis ritual of 2007.
> The S23M project is very clustered with The Pirate Bay, the
> world's largest torrent tracker for file-sharing, On the bus
> there is no internet connection, but there are 100 mix tape
> cassettes, 23 spcial fanzines, a mystical barometer and a game
> of go, just to name a few things. Thus the project evolves
> themes from the Walpurgis ritual by transferring them from one
> mountain to another, from spring to summer, from the melting of
> winter to the flowering richness of summer. Eyeball the media!
> At the same time, Piratbyran sums up the five years that has
> passed since the initiation of the clustering in 2003.
> Finally, the bus trip is an experiment: what will happen when
> an online-based community is enacted within a delimited
> physical space, where participants must somehow spend over a
> week together?
> The opening party on July 18th is also laborating with how the
> the digital abundance can be interconnected with time and space
> - more specifically how large subwoofers can be used for this
> purpose. As a guest performer, Piratbyran has invited Jem Noble
> from the Bristol- based Blackout Arts Collective. He is
> presenting a sound sculpture, built by recycled loops, which he
> calls "generative piracy" and DJ some bass-heavy
> dubstep. Other DJs representing Piratbyran, including Nine
> Inch Nils from the dubstep diaspora, and Brokep, more known to
> the world as the populous of The Pirate Bay. The S23M project
> is financed mainly by a grant from the Manifesta
> foundation. Piratbyran has added all their available money,
> coming from t-shirt sales. The Swedish state's Arts Grants
> Committee refused to contribute, as would otherwise be the case
> when Swedish artists are invited to prestige biennals of this
> kind. Seemingly, futurehawkers like Piratbyran are way too
> murky for Swedish art discourse.
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