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Amazon Noir - Hacking Monopolism Trilogy
2006. Mixed media, dimensions variable
In this project Amazon.com's website was the vulnerable target. We eluded their copyright protections with a sophisticated hack of the "Search Inside" service. We stole complete digital volumes of books, reassembled them into .pdf format and redistributed them for free. The project generated reactions from the press, which then posed embarrassing questions to Amazon. The performance is documented through various types of offline conceptual installations and stolen books and printed like the originals.
Coauthors: alessandro ludovico and ubermorgen.

Selected pictures of installations at the following shows
MOCA Tapei, DEAF Rotterdam, Laboral Gjion, Share Turin, Transmediale Berlin,
CinemaCity Novi Sad, HMKV DortmundPlugIn Basel, Edith-Ruß-Haus Oldenburg

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Awards
2008
Second Prize, Transmediale Award, Berlin
2007
First Prize, IBM Award, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart
Honorary Mention, Share Festival, Turin
2006
Stipendium, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

Amazon Noir, installation in Berlin at Transmediale festival













Amazon Noir, installation in Dortmunt at HMKV







Amazon Noir, installation in Novi Sad at "Territories and Resources" festival







Amazon Noir, installation in Tapei









Amazon Noir, installation in Gjion at Laboral












Amazon Noir, installation in Rotterdam



Amazon Noir, installation in Turin at Share festival















Amazon Noir, installation in Basel at Plug-In festival







Amazon Noir, installation in Oldenburg at Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst









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