0100101110101101.ORG? (Italy)

Anonymity is not merely a "proper name" matter but deals also with backgrounds and biographies. 0100101110101101.ORG's activity is not concerned with artistic individuality. Every time we start a new work, we change our identity. Here and now we are 0100101110101101.ORG, and that's the only thing you need to know." (from an undisclosed interview)


May 29, 1998 0100101110101101.ORG invents the life and works of an imaginary Serbian artist named Darko Maver. The project lasts two years and involves dozens of people from several cities, culminating with the disclosure of the prank the day after Maver is presented at the 48 Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venice.

Dec 15, 1998 The activists buy the domain name vaticano.org, which they use to create and maintain, for an entire year, an "official" organ of information for the Holy See, a huge site aesthetically identical to the real one but with slightly modified contents.

May 11, 1999 Creation of the "hybrids": files obtained by mixing together stolen works from other Internet artists.

May 11, 1999 A copy is made of Hell.com, the most popular Net art museum. The mirror site is published in an anti-copyright version without password protection. After only two hours 0100101110101101.ORG receives the first threat of legal proceedings for copyright violations from the creators of Hell.com. However, the mirror site remains.

Jun 9, 1999 The activists download and modify Art.Teleportacia, the first art gallery to appear on the Web. The gallery's exhibition, "Miniatures of the Heroic Period," is renamed "Hybrids of the Heroic Period" and the works on display are radically altered. A long debate on the Web follows between Olia Lialina, creator of Art.Teleportacia, and the supporters of 0100101110101101.ORG's tactics.

Sep 12, 1999 A clone of the website belonging to Net artists Jodi is published on the website of 0100101110101101.ORG, this time without any modifications, to demonstrate that certain ideas and practices - such as the authenticity and uniqueness of an artwork - must be considered obstacles to the development of Web art.

Jan 1, 2001 life_sharing: 0100101110101101.ORG continues to challenge notions of artistic ownership giving every Internet user free 24-7 access to 0100101110101101.ORG's computer. In applying open source's general public license model to the artists' own computer server, life_sharing radically challenges the concept of privacy and explores the contradictions of intellectual property.

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