- 13.03.2013 ‣ Creative Freedom in Self Expression
- 25.02.2013 ‣ Cúrame
- 10.01.2013 ‣ Photosjop 4 Eva
- 10.01.2013 ‣ Internet Freedom: Verweghistan
- 10.01.2013 ‣ Marketing 101
- 27.12.2012 ‣ A Ripple
- 26.12.2012 ‣ Limitless Potential
- 29.11.2012 ‣ All Systems Down
- 26.11.2012 ‣ When We Are Young
- 24.11.2012 ‣ My Silence is My Rage
- 21.12.2012 ‣ Circuit Core @ Bazart
- 07.07.2012 ‣ 8Bahn Area Festival @ Ede
- 09.06.2012 ‣ PDK Soundsystem @ MinusOne, Gent
- 14.04.2012 ‣ OBS.CUR Labelnight @ Waaltek
- 07.01.2012 ‣ PDK Benefiet @ Koornbeurs
“I recognize beauty in a blink of an eye, then I look closer – it’s usually fake.
I’m still drawn in to it, just not the beauty anymore, but the darkness that cultivates it.
For this particular piece I worked using my own body.
I made and played with self perception and self reflection.
I do not consider it to be beautiful or ugly, but a slight hint of feminist message is definitely there.”
aldus, Eva More
Verweghistan – A fictional country derived from the Dutch words “Ver Weg”, which means “Far Away”.
Consider the following statements by Minbuza, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“In the Netherlands, internet freedom is also a priority in human rights foreign policy.
The Netherlands supports projects aimed at strengthening media diversity and promoting human rights from the Human Rights Fund. A significant part of the total budget is allocated for projects related to internet freedom.15 Initiatives in this area are aimed at: 1) training in online journalism, 2) creating awareness of secure online behaviour, 3) use of circumvention tools and 4) offering strategic hosting support. By using this approach the Dutch government has for instance supported media diversity in Iran, trained online journalists in Afghanistan to make them aware of online security, and made direct investments in projects that offer proxy servers to online activists.”
“To limit the power of the Internet in supporting these key rights, authoritarian regimes have turned to censorship and use blocking and filtering techniques to stem the free flow of information.” Protecting and Supporting Cyber Activists Online, consulted 10 Jan. 2012.
Then consider the following internal news from the Netherlands, Ministry of Justice and the Public Prosecutors Office.
“Inventarisatie van nieuwe strafrechtelijke opsporingsbevoegdheden op het internet:
Het op afstand doorzoeken van gegevens die vanuit een computer toegankelijk zijn, ongeacht de locatie waarop die gegevens zijn opgeslagen en met inachtneming van de afspraken en regels over de internationale rechtshulp;
Het op afstand ontoegankelijk maken van gegevens die vanuit een computer toegankelijk zijn, ongeacht de locatie van het geautomatiseerde werk waarop die gegevens zijn opgeslagen en met inachtneming van de afspraken en regels over de internationale rechtshulp.
Het op afstand binnendringen van computers en het plaatsen van technische hulpmiddelen (waaronder software) ten behoeve van de opsporing van ernstige vormen van criminaliteit;
De strafbaarstelling van het helen van (digitale) gegevens.”
The new law proposal and judicial rights translated into English would say;
The ability to remotely search through data that are accessible on computers, regardless of the computers’ location or where the data is stored, keeping in mind the protocols of other international legal agencies.
The ability to disable data that is accessible on computers, regardless of the computers’ location or where the data is stored, keeping in mind the protocols of other international legal agencies.
Locating and breaking into remote computers and the placing of technical aids (which could be software), to enable the tracing and logging of ‘serious forms of cyber-crime’.
Obtaining and providing (digital) documents an illegal act.
And there is a Dutch company that is already waiting for the law.
“Now, exactly two years later, the currently demissionary minister has announced in a letter to the Lower House that cyberlegislation is on its way. At Fox-IT we are anticipating this new law with interest. Because although we often know where to find the foreign servers used in cyberattacks, we can do nothing without a legal basis.”
Further reading on Fox-IT.
“Het ministerie besteedt zelfs recherchewerk aan Fox-IT uit, doordat ze de regie dan in handen kan houden en het werken met eigen mensen ook risico’s met zich meebrengt.’ Fintelman was blij dat Fox-IT in 2003 de unieke cryptotechnologie van Philips overnam.” References, Fox-IT.
“Firms can increase adoption of a product 400 to 500 percent by adding simple design elements to make it go viral.”
A short bit of prose in honor of Mr. Kat over at JDTV, who has been doing quite a bit of investigation concerning the Dutch Minister of Justices’ relation to child pornography. Needless to say as yet, the Dutch Minister of Justice is still shall we say, “at large”.
Imagine you are all building a collective house.
Someone has to go and carry the first brick.
Not knowing how the house will be in the end,
the first person goes and places a stone, and walks away.
Over time, the house grows, as everyone goes and places a brick.
And it starts to take shape.
By the time the house is halfway,
no one remembers who placed the first brick.
Everyone is looking towards the sky,
wondering how tall the house will be.
27 Dec., 2012. 11:11 PM
“I hope they cannot see,
the limitless potential – living inside of me.”
Pure adrenaline in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Good to see that ‘legal’ squatting is once again legal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands… with a bit of friendly peer pressure.
A beautiful document about Europe’s ‘free party’ scene.
It is in the true solitude of the night,
that we learn to see.
It is in the silent gorge, in the shadow of the river,
that we learn to hear.
Remember your age,
remember your timelessness.
Forever and in truth.
Nov. 19. 2012. 2:16 AM.
Location Undisclosed, Planet Earth.
A painting made in several contexts; it has been donated to a Dutch society against ‘human trafficking’.
From an empowering point of view, the women that “work behind the windows” in the red light district of Amsterdam set themselves up to be victims of human traffickers, you can not tell me that there are no opportunities to escape, no means to fight back. They are locked in their own fear, without the necessary tools.
“Ignorance is bliss.”
They are not sitting in a psychiatric ‘isolation’ cell on suicide watch, by court order. 24 hour camera surveillance, 3 thick metal doors away from fresh air, fed only coffee, bread and no vegetables, constant hourly checks “for their own safety”; drugged by heavy dopamine and serotonin inhibitors and all manner of tranquilizers. No, I sometimes wonder what the ‘mentally unfit’ have to say on the subject of their treatment.
Extract of MIDI sync, hardware visuals using VJ software. Baz Reznik is improvising on drum computers and software synths.