Electronic Ink screens, Plexiglass, Swarm Blockchain and Swarm Nodes, Fragments of films of investigative journalists. Could be discounted in case of diptych, triptych, etc
‘Uncensorship Architecture’ provides an infrastructure proposal to protect journalistic data and investigative work from censorship and geopolitical blocks. Using de-centralised blockchain storage infrastructures journalistic archives become safe from censorship and IP-blocking.
Working together with the Swarm-decentralised storage platform: 6 E-ink screens feature excerpts of banned media in Russia, uploaded to a decentralised archive to protect them from repeated censorship. The data is distributed through Swarm nodes across the planet-wide infrastructure. Russia’s contested relationship with the free press has a long ongoing history.
The Committee to Protect Journalists states that Russia was the country with the 10th largest number of journalists killed since 1992, 26 of them since the beginning of 2000, including four from the outlet ’Novaya Gazeta’. After the 24th of February 2022, this difficult relationship with independent journalism had come to a climax with the criminalization of any news and information which deviated from the state line. With the passing of the ‘fake-news’- law, multiple news outlets were forced to shut down as they refused to report under such state-imposed censorship, among these was the outlet ‘TVRain’, which was the only independent live-breaking news source left operating from within Russia.
Lies, Half-Truths & Propaganda [The Bad, the Worse, and the Worst] alexanderlevy Gallery, Berlin, DEU, 2022
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