Bizarre live mail art piece sent to Julian Assange

Jan 17, 2013
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Sometimes people do bizarre things and try to call it art. Such is the case with what is being called a live mail art piece that has been sent to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. As you might recall Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June of 2012.

Assange was granted political asylum by Ecuador in August of 2012, but he is unable to leave the embassy because he fears being arrested by authorities in the UK. Assange landed in hot water for leaking confidential documents via his website Wikileaks. The artwork in question at this point is a package that someone has dropped in the mail and sent to Assange via the Royal Mail.

The package isn't exactly normal and has a camera hidden inside that is able to take photographs of what is going on outside the box every 10 seconds. The package was mailed on Wednesday, January 16 and is expected to arrive at its destination within 24 hours. The person who sent the package says that if the first one fails to reach Assange, a second and even third attempt will be made.

So for the images the camera system has taken are incredibly boring. The camera is designed to snap a picture every 10 seconds and upload it live to the web at the source link at the bottom of the source page. The image you see above is a nice shot of the wall behind the package as it sits somewhere. Underneath the live pictures are some descriptions of what's been going on, and again the descriptions are incredibly boring.

[via Archive.is]


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