DELIVERY FOR MR. ASSANGE
A LIVE MAIL ART PIECE
A parcel containing a camera is sent to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian
embassy in London through the Royal Mail. Through a hole in the parcel,
the camera documents its journey through the postal system.
The images are transferred to our website & twitter, where the status of
the parcel can be followed in realtime.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik posted the parcel at 12:43 GMT on Wednesday, 16
January 2013. The parcel is due to arrive at its destination within 24
hours. Should the first parcel fail to reach Julian Assange, a second
and third attempt will be made within the next few days.
We want to see where the parcel will end.
Which route it takes and whether it reaches Julian.
We just sent out the following message to Julian Assange.
——– Original Message ——–
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:43:04 +0100
From: !Mediengruppe Bitnik
Organization: !Mediengruppe Bitnik
We have just come back from the post office where we posted a packet to
you at the Ecuadorian embassy. The packet contains a cell phone, camera
and battery pack. Through hole in the packet the camera takes pictures
of the packets surroundings and uploads them to our website.
The Parcel Live:
We will be tweeting updates of the parcel on twitter:
This is where you can follow the status of the packet in realtime.
The parcel is a live mail art piece. It is intended as REAL_WORLD_PING,
a SYSTEM_TEST inserted into a highly tense diplomatic crisis. Since you
took refuge there in June last year, the Ecuadorian embassy in London
has been the spectacular staging of an intense clash between the
international order and freedom of information activists.
We want to see where the parcel will end. Which route it takes and
whether it reaches you.
There are over 9000 identical parcels! So, if the first parcel fails to
reach you, we will undertake a second and third attempt.
When you receive the packet, could you please:
1. Show us your view of the diplomatic crisis unfolding outside the embassy
2. Send the camera on to a person of your choice.
We will ensure the tracking server stays online for future use.
All the best!