etoy, hek.history.etoy.com, 1994 - today

hek.history.etoy.com, etoy

hek.history.etoy.com is an archive of all the projects and performances conducted by the artistic group etoy since its founding in 1994. It takes the form of an interactive stock exchange. Since 2006, etoy.CORPORATION SA has been listed in the commercial register as a public company, whose shares are the only product that can be purchased. In this way, etoy participates in the art market but without selling its works. The changing employees, the so-called etoy.AGENTS, also organize themselves like a company. The organizational charts of the free-market economy are misappropriated in order to realize net-based art projects in a participatory manner. The focus of etoy is to search for the WWW’s and hence the virtual world’s potential to actually increase our understanding of the mechanisms of real coexistence. 

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!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Download Finished, 2006, still

Download Finished, !Mediengruppe Bitnik

For their Internet project Download Finished, the Zurich-based artistic duo !Mediengruppe Bitnik (Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo), known for the media-reflective application of hacking strategies, use films from P2P networks and online archives.

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