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The Parcel



!Mediengruppe Bitnik (2013)

«Delivery for Mr. Assange» is a 32-hour live mail art piece performed on 16 and 17 January 2013. On 16 January 2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik posted a parcel addressed to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The parcel contained a camera which documented its journey through the Royal Mail postal system through a hole in the parcel. The images captured by the camera were transferred to this website and the Bitnk Twitter account in realtime. So, as the parcel was slowly making its way towards the Ecuadorian embassy in London, anyone online could follow the parcel's status in realtime.

The parcel was a REAL_WORLD_PING, a SYSTEM_TEST, inserted into a highly tense diplomatic crisis. Julian Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012. Although he was granted political asylum by Ecuador in August 2012, he is unable to leave the embassy premises for fear of being arrested by UK authorities.

We wanted to see where the parcel would end up. Whether it would reach its destination. And which route it would take. Would it be removed from the postal system? Or would it successfully complete the system test and reach Julian Assange.

After aprox. 32 hours and a journey in various postal bags, vans and through delivery centres, the parcel was delivered to the Ecuadorian embassy in London in the afternoon of 17 January 2013. By that time several thousand people had gathered on Twitter to follow the tantalizing and intense journey. The experiment was crowned by Julian Assanges live performance for the camera.





THIS IS NOT A VIDEO STREAM. The camera in the parcel uploads an image every 10 seconds




Follow the parcel for Assange on the Live Twitter Feed Twitter Archive

16.01.2013 12:38
At the post office. queuing up.
16.01.2013 12:42
At the post office. I'm next.
16.01.2013 12:43
At the post office. Parcel on counter
16.01.2013 12:43
At the post office. Parcel accepted!
16.01.2013 12:44
Postal worker at post office puts parcel in postbag. Parcel is on its way.
16.01.2013 12:44
Parcel is inside postbag. Parcel with running camera is on its way to Julian Assange
16.01.2013 12:55
Parcel sitting inside postbag. Waiting to be collected.
16.01.2013 13:05
Status unchanged. Parcel still transmitting images from postbag.
16.01.2013 13:15
Status unchanged. Parcel in postbag. Waiting to be transported.
16.01.2013 13:25
Status unchanged. Parcel inside postbag. Postbag still at post office.
16.01.2013 13:35
Status unchanged. Parcel with live cam on its way to Julian. Still inside postbag at post office.
16.01.2013 13:55
Status unchanged. Parcel still at post office. Waiting.
16.01.2013 14:19
Status unchanged. Parcel is still inside bag at post office.
16.01.2013 14:43
Status of parcel unchanged. Waiting inside postbag for delivery to Julian Assange
16.01.2013 15:01
Parcel is still inside bag. But bag has shifted slightly.
16.01.2013 15:32
Bag being picked up. Where to next? Meanwhile have informed Julian Assange about parcel - http://pastebin.com/44m5UViP
16.01.2013 15:33
Postbag moved. Now all black.
16.01.2013 15:57
Total blackout since 15:33. First doubts arise. Maybe someone taped camera?
16.01.2013 16:08
Still black. But we have just checked Geoposition and packet is moving!
16.01.2013 16:27
Still black, but packet is now at: http://goo.gl/maps/jNTY2
16.01.2013 17:24
Parcel is moving. Hackney Central. East London. Image black. Camera broken? http://goo.gl/maps/vEr5H
16.01.2013 17:34
Parcel moved to Eastern London Mail Center, Whitechapel - http://goo.gl/maps/7Jr7q
16.01.2013 18:01
We had no connection to packet for about 1 hour. It seems camera had no internet connection. Connection is back and camera is transferring all images now
16.01.2013 18:25
Darkness again. But device is still live. Parcel is moving again in direction of Central London http://goo.gl/maps/HW5Oi
16.01.2013 18:58
Parcel still in inside postbag. Parcel in move towards Central London / Ecuadorian Embassy
16.01.2013 19:28
Parcel arrived in 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office. Main Central London Post Office. Parcel still in bag. http://goo.gl/maps/IUyN0
16.01.2013 20:09
Parcel still in Central Post Office. Being moved around. Will it stay here for the night?
16.01.2013 20:30
View of Central Post Office.
16.01.2013 20:31
Package being taken out of the bag.
16.01.2013 20:32
Central Office Assembly Line.
16.01.2013 20:32
Package on the trolley.
16.01.2013 20:33
View from the trolley.
16.01.2013 20:35
Moving through the 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 20:37
A person's leg. Still at 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office
16.01.2013 20:45
Another person. Parcel is still at 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 20:47
Same view from 'Mount Peasant' Post Office. But no people.
16.01.2013 20:48
Trolley moving into view.
16.01.2013 20:50
Trolley. At 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 20:53
Trolley and person.
16.01.2013 20:54
A different trolley. With green bags.
16.01.2013 20:55
Still inside 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office. View of trolley loaded with green bags.
16.01.2013 20:58
A persons leg. Real close.
16.01.2013 20:58
Perosn walking away. Person pushing trolley.
16.01.2013 20:58
Someone walking past. Inside 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 20:59
Parcel is being moved. View of the hall.
16.01.2013 20:59
Parcel being moved around on a trolley.
16.01.2013 21:00
Moving around inside 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 21:00
Parcel is still being moved around.
16.01.2013 21:01
All black. Again. But still transmitting. So parcel must be in bag or box.
16.01.2013 21:05
Still all dark. Still transmitting from 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 21:07
Judging from this image, parcel must be in a bag.
16.01.2013 21:11
Black again. Still at 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 21:17
There is some light again. Parcel is inside bag.
16.01.2013 21:19
Still at inside bag at 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 21:23
More light. Parcel inside bag.
16.01.2013 21:28
Light is fading again. Parcel is being moved about. Still at 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 21:30
Dark. Parcel is still inside a bag at 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office.
16.01.2013 21:38
A bit of light. Parcel still inside same bag.
16.01.2013 21:45
Completely dark again. Still at 'Mount Pleasant' Post Office
16.01.2013 21:54
Still hardly any light. A bit of the bag still visible.
16.01.2013 22:04
Status unchanged. Still inside bag. Still hardly any light.
16.01.2013 22:08
A quick flash of light.
16.01.2013 22:18
Another flash of light. Mostly dark though.
16.01.2013 22:34
Totally dark. But packets Geolocations are changing. Now on Kings Cross Rd.
16.01.2013 22:35
Packet is moving fast. Now on Grays Inn Rd.
16.01.2013 22:37
Black. Now at Kings Cross Station
16.01.2013 22:39
Now moving down Euston Rd. Here: http://goo.gl/maps/72uHn
16.01.2013 22:43
Image is still black. Moving down Euston Rd. Towards Regent's Park. http://goo.gl/maps/dRhy9
16.01.2013 22:45
On Marylebone Rd: http://goo.gl/maps/HvIuq
16.01.2013 22:48
At Edgware Rd http://goo.gl/maps/VkH4L
16.01.2013 22:50
On A40 now. Really moving fast. http://goo.gl/maps/CYMzK
16.01.2013 22:53
Still black. Parcel inside van. On A40 Near East Acton St. http://goo.gl/maps/Yb2C6
16.01.2013 22:56
A40 near North Acton Station. http://goo.gl/maps/Jbz9v
16.01.2013 22:59
A 40. Western Avenue Ealing http://goo.gl/maps/QR3hZ
16.01.2013 23:04
Hangar Ln. Now Gunnersbury Av. http://goo.gl/maps/uqGlw
16.01.2013 23:08
Great West Rd. Now Hogarth Ln. http://goo.gl/maps/ROmEE
16.01.2013 23:10
Burlington Ln http://goo.gl/maps/Nzll2
16.01.2013 23:12
Great Chertsey Rd Hounslow. http://goo.gl/maps/u4hXH
16.01.2013 23:15
Lower Richmond Rd Richmond: http://goo.gl/maps/Owcg0
16.01.2013 23:18
Twickenham Rd, Richmond: http://goo.gl/maps/yXXk6
16.01.2013 23:22
Chertsey Rd, Twickenham: http://goo.gl/maps/7N25p
16.01.2013 23:25
Hampton Rd E, Feltham: http://goo.gl/maps/UTrlI
16.01.2013 23:27
Hounslow Rd, Hanworth: http://goo.gl/maps/mVGvE
16.01.2013 23:29
Godfrey Way, Hounslow: http://goo.gl/maps/XKPFo
16.01.2013 23:33
Arrived at Ceva Logistics, Godfrey Way, Feltham: http://goo.gl/maps/y3df2
16.01.2013 23:38
Parcel is not moving anymore. Image is still black.
16.01.2013 23:41
Parcel is probably being unloaded now. Image now shows inside of postbag again.
16.01.2013 23:46
Still a greenish image from inside postbag. No movement.
16.01.2013 23:51
Status unchanged. Greenish image from inside postbag. Now at Ceva Logistics, Godfrey Way, Feltham.
17.01.2013 00:01
Status unchanged. Same image. Parcel is at Ceva Logistics. A Warehousing & Logistics Provider.
17.01.2013 00:08
Inside postal bag. Parcel has travelled out of London and is now near Heathrow Airport at Ceva Logistics
17.01.2013 00:13
Totally dark again. Will parcel be moved away again in a van?
17.01.2013 00:13
Parcel is being moved inside bag.
17.01.2013 00:14
Parcel being moved. Image still shows bag.
17.01.2013 00:16
Is parcel being taken out of bag?
17.01.2013 00:18
Image shows something like a table top. Hard to tell. Not much light.
17.01.2013 00:20
Image is black again.
17.01.2013 00:23
More light, but hard to tell where parcel is. Blurred. Wooden.
17.01.2013 00:28
more light.
17.01.2013 00:42
outside the bag again.
17.01.2013 00:42
parcel was quickly moved. now holding position.
17.01.2013 00:48
waiting. outside of bag. at Royal Mail Jubilee Mail Center
17.01.2013 01:03
Will it stay here for the night? Will the parcel be delivered to Assange tomorrow morning?
17.01.2013 01:39
A slight change in the shape of the shadow.
17.01.2013 02:29
trolley is beeing moved
17.01.2013 02:29
parcel is moving again
17.01.2013 02:30
more parcels
17.01.2013 02:42
more trolleys.
17.01.2013 02:48
dominant color: yellow
17.01.2013 02:50
foot. silent observer.
17.01.2013 02:59
Parcel still at Royal Mail Jubilee Mail Center outside of London. Waiting to be delivered to Assange.
17.01.2013 03:06
Trolley on the move again
17.01.2013 03:07
Postal Bags. Parcel moving.
17.01.2013 03:10
Parcel Moving. All dark. Once again
17.01.2013 03:18
17.01.2013 03:32
Parcel not really moving. Still at Royal Mail Center outside of London.
17.01.2013 04:06
Black. Black. Black
17.01.2013 04:45
Black since 1h30. No Movement.
17.01.2013 05:02
Still Black. Parcel on the move. Fast speed. Heading West towards London. http://goo.gl/maps/KY4ut
17.01.2013 05:22
London. Victoria. http://goo.gl/maps/ZKDNB
17.01.2013 05:27
Next to the River Thames. http://goo.gl/maps/yi2ww
17.01.2013 05:32
Now heading South. Towards South Mail Center in Vauxhall? http://goo.gl/maps/bwL8A
17.01.2013 05:46
Parcel arrived at South London Mail Center. http://goo.gl/maps/hJvqJ
17.01.2013 06:01
Parcel on the move. Now here. http://goo.gl/maps/1l3Pr Another Mail Center?
17.01.2013 06:06
New View. Out of bag.
17.01.2013 06:06
Still Image.
17.01.2013 06:06
Moving inside Post Office.
17.01.2013 06:08
Dark Again.
17.01.2013 06:13
Parcel is not moving. Is it a Mail Cente next to Battersea Park? Still Black.
17.01.2013 06:43
Still dark. Parcel has not moved.
17.01.2013 07:03
Status unchanged. Still at Delivery Centre outside London. Image is black.
17.01.2013 08:22
Good view of the space. Nice Image
17.01.2013 08:23
Dark again. Don't know what we are seeing now.
17.01.2013 08:26
A better view now. Looks like a postbag.
17.01.2013 08:27
Maybe this is still a postbag we are looking at. Parcel seems to stay in one place with things being moved around it.
17.01.2013 08:32
Mostly dark again. But things are moving again.
17.01.2013 08:34
Light seems to be flashing. Image changes from dark to this alternating ever 10 seconds
17.01.2013 08:36
Even more light now. But images is blurred. Is parcel in a bag again?
17.01.2013 08:38
Dark again. We are still near Battersea Park Railway Station in London. http://goo.gl/maps/LiWr6
17.01.2013 08:45
Parcel is moving again. Nice Flash. Now here: http://goo.gl/maps/HvnMt
17.01.2013 08:53
There are still flashes of light sometimes. But mostly image is dark.
17.01.2013 09:16
Now at Wilcox Rd, London: http://goo.gl/maps/lFiuG
17.01.2013 09:29
Still in Vauxhall, Wilcox Rd. Image still dark. Maybe parcel is in a van?
17.01.2013 09:29
Another flash of light. Inside postbag. Parcel has not moved. Still in Vauxhall.
17.01.2013 09:38
Status unchanged. Still in Vauxhall. Same image.
17.01.2013 09:49
parcel taken out of the container.
17.01.2013 09:50
view of a chair
17.01.2013 09:51
some people standing around, are the discussing the contents of the parcel? #assange #mailart
17.01.2013 09:51
hm, maybe only a tea break...
17.01.2013 09:52
again. same chair.
17.01.2013 09:55
package being picked up!
17.01.2013 09:55
moving. #assange #mailart
17.01.2013 09:57
17.01.2013 09:58
17.01.2013 09:58
17.01.2013 09:59
17.01.2013 09:59
moving again.
17.01.2013 10:07
in the trolley. waiting for inspection?
17.01.2013 10:14
Still on trolley. Unmoved.
17.01.2013 10:20
Parcel is now at South London Mail Centre: http://goo.gl/maps/iRn1R
17.01.2013 10:22
A slight change of view.
17.01.2013 10:23
Outside of trolley. On a table? Letters?
17.01.2013 10:25
17.01.2013 10:26
Too much light. Moving fast.
17.01.2013 10:27
A bit blurred. Mail?
17.01.2013 10:27
Bag? Maybe parcel will be put into another bag? Sorting finished already?
17.01.2013 10:29
Black. Parcel must be in bag or box again.
17.01.2013 10:34
Moving again. Fast. Now at: http://goo.gl/maps/AwLnp
17.01.2013 10:37
Parcel has just crossed Chelsea Bridge: http://goo.gl/maps/wGmev
17.01.2013 10:38
Grosvenor Rd: http://goo.gl/maps/1HYV
17.01.2013 10:40
Sloane St: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: http://goo.gl/maps/Nydlj
17.01.2013 10:42
Pont St: http://goo.gl/maps/Bapqt
17.01.2013 10:46
Almost certain that parcel is in a delivery van. Movement is stop and go. Now here: Pont St, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: http://goo.gl/maps/0R4wD
17.01.2013 10:48
Moved a bit further down Pont St.: http://goo.gl/maps/wprXj
17.01.2013 10:52
Location is unchanged. Image is black.
17.01.2013 10:54
Parcel is almost there!: http://goo.gl/maps/sS6kM
17.01.2013 10:57
Moving in the wrong direction now: http://goo.gl/maps/jjtGb
17.01.2013 10:59
Still in same place. Image black.
17.01.2013 11:03
Still not moving. Image is black. Assuming parcel is in delivery van. We expect delivery within next two hours
17.01.2013 11:07
Moved a bit further. Cadogan Square Gardens: http://goo.gl/maps/0m2EA
17.01.2013 11:10
Moving closer towards Ecuadorian embassy. http://goo.gl/maps/jp0Iu
17.01.2013 11:13
Location unchanged.
17.01.2013 11:19
Moved a bit closer to Ecuadorian embassy again: Shafto Mews, London: http://goo.gl/maps/J0CnO
17.01.2013 11:22
Moving away again. http://goo.gl/maps/YfQ1c
17.01.2013 11:26
Location unchanged.
17.01.2013 11:31
Location unchanged.
17.01.2013 11:34
Moving down the road slowly. Still at Cadogan Square. http://goo.gl/maps/8zs9T
17.01.2013 11:40
Moving around slowly. http://goo.gl/maps/sRITC
17.01.2013 11:46
Pavilion Rd: http://goo.gl/maps/xt3vx
17.01.2013 11:50
Still at Pavilion Rd. Door of van opened! Light!
17.01.2013 11:51
Same Location. A little less light.
17.01.2013 11:52
17.01.2013 11:53
Moving further on Pavilion Rd. http://goo.gl/maps/g5cAj
17.01.2013 11:55
A bit of light. Then dark again.
17.01.2013 12:01
Moving up and down Pavilion Rd. Is the parcel already on a trolley out for delivery?
17.01.2013 12:06
Some light. Still around Pavilion Rd.
17.01.2013 12:17
Location unchanged. Pavilion Rd. http://goo.gl/maps/kY1nO
17.01.2013 12:23
New Location Cadogan Gardens: http://goo.gl/maps/AwrQ3
17.01.2013 12:28
Dear Postman. This is the way to go. It is only 0.5 miles to Ecuadorian embassy. Please deliver. http://goo.gl/maps/Xo1xx
17.01.2013 12:29
A brief flash.
17.01.2013 12:40
Location unchanged: Cadogan Gardens http://goo.gl/maps/zW7N7
17.01.2013 12:43
Moved fast suddenly. Towards embassy. Now on other side of Cardogan Square: http://goo.gl/maps/oJWxC
17.01.2013 12:45
Inside view of postbag.
17.01.2013 12:46
Inside view of bag.
17.01.2013 12:49
Darkness again.
17.01.2013 12:52
Inside view of bag.
17.01.2013 12:53
Inside view of bag: clear image.
17.01.2013 12:58
Moving slowly. Still near Cadogan Square.
17.01.2013 12:59
A flash of light. Inside postbag.
17.01.2013 13:00
Moved a bit closer to embassy, but stopped again: http://goo.gl/maps/vrYoI
17.01.2013 13:08
Inside view of postbag. Moved forward a bit further towards embassy: http://goo.gl/maps/VDvah
17.01.2013 13:16
Status unchanged. It's dark again.
17.01.2013 13:22
Parcel is being moved. Outside now! Streetview.
17.01.2013 13:24
Parcel is still outside. View from some sort of a trolley?
17.01.2013 13:25
Location changed: Very close to embassy now: http://goo.gl/maps/PQe3I
17.01.2013 13:27
View of van and other parcels.
17.01.2013 13:27
Parcels and lettres inside van
17.01.2013 13:27
Another view from van.
17.01.2013 13:29
Embassy coming into view! http://goo.gl/maps/qjPEd
17.01.2013 13:30
Walking towards embassy now. http://goo.gl/maps/Gxkcb
17.01.2013 13:31
View outside.
17.01.2013 13:33
Black again. Real close to embassy now.
17.01.2013 13:35
View of van. 40 Hans Crescent: http://goo.gl/maps/FjC1P
17.01.2013 13:36
Nearly empty.
17.01.2013 13:36
Nearly empty.
17.01.2013 13:39
44 Hans Crescent: http://goo.gl/maps/I9R8H
17.01.2013 13:40
Moving away again. 15 Basil St: http://goo.gl/maps/6MeBx
17.01.2013 13:43
Still in van. View out of van.
17.01.2013 13:44
Different view. But still form inside of van.
17.01.2013 13:44
Something red is in front of camera now.
17.01.2013 13:45
Getting dark again.
17.01.2013 13:45
Delivery folder? Delivery list?
17.01.2013 13:47
We think we are in front of embassy now. Image is black. http://goo.gl/maps/F9Crx
17.01.2013 13:50
All dark. Waiting for delivery.
17.01.2013 13:51
Must be directly in front of embassy now: http://goo.gl/maps/zJFrD. Image is black.
17.01.2013 13:54
Still black. Same location outside embassy.
17.01.2013 13:57
Same location. All is dark. Waiting.
17.01.2013 13:59
Still nothing happening. Black.
17.01.2013 14:01
Still nothing happening. Diplomatic crisis?
17.01.2013 14:04
Lunch break?
17.01.2013 14:05
Light! Flooring and a foot. Delivery?
17.01.2013 14:08
All dark again. Has someone covered the hole?
17.01.2013 14:09
Maybe postperson is carrying paket wrong way round? Covering hole in side of parcel?
17.01.2013 14:11
All dark. Where is parcel?
17.01.2013 14:13
Location reading still says 3 Hans Crescent. What is happening?
17.01.2013 14:15
Still black. Still at same location.
17.01.2013 14:20
Still black image. Still at 3 Hans Crescent: http://goo.gl/maps/tzqKM
17.01.2013 14:21
Camera has been transmitting images from 3 Hans Crescent for the past 30 minutes. All images are black.
17.01.2013 14:28
Still in darkness. Still transmitting.
17.01.2013 14:34
We assume parcel has been delivered to embassy. All black. Still transmitting.
17.01.2013 14:37
Last discernable image was of a floor with a foot. This was 50 minutes ago. Since then pitch-black.
17.01.2013 14:48
Geolocation Readings still say 3 Hans Crescent. Still no image.
17.01.2013 14:49
"@bitnk package has arrived and is now with embassy security" , says @wikileaks on Twitter!
17.01.2013 14:52
Royal Mail has delivered parcel. Parcel is in embassy security.
17.01.2013 14:54
Wikileaks confirms arrival of parcel at embassy. Awaiting security check.
17.01.2013 15:01
Parcel still sitting in total darkness. Waiting.
17.01.2013 15:15
Still black. No sign of movement. Waiting
17.01.2013 15:33
Still nothing. Parcel has been waiting for inspection at Ecuadorian embassy for 90 minutes.
17.01.2013 15:44
The parcel camera transmitted over 9000 images. Most of them are black.
17.01.2013 15:54
Parcel camera has been online for 25 hours now. We estimate that batteries will last another 6 hours.
17.01.2013 15:56
Light at last! Something is becoming visible. A scarf?
17.01.2013 16:01
Gone dark again. Waiting.
17.01.2013 16:05
Light again. Definitely inside some kind of box.
17.01.2013 16:07
Another image. Very faint.
17.01.2013 16:12
Dark again. Light in room may have gone on and off and is now off again.
17.01.2013 16:19
Look at this! Light! And some kind of cloth
17.01.2013 16:22
Something is happening. Strange cloth. Ecuadorian embassy.
17.01.2013 16:37
any idea if this might be a box containing the parcel?
17.01.2013 16:37
or what else it might be?
17.01.2013 16:38
17.01.2013 16:39
battery time: over 30hours - battery status: critical - hopefully 6hours left
17.01.2013 16:41
Parcel still in embassy waiting for security check. It looks like it is placed on an sofa
17.01.2013 17:04
black. once again. lights off.
17.01.2013 17:35
Black. No lights in the room. The parcel seems to be in one of the first ante rooms of the embassy.
17.01.2013 18:04
One can see a sofa and a fire extinguisher. Dark Lighting...
17.01.2013 18:04
First view of a room in the embassy!
17.01.2013 18:05
Black again. Maybe something soon...
17.01.2013 18:07
Still black. The suspense is mounting!
17.01.2013 18:07
Some movement is happening...
17.01.2013 18:07
A blurred image, and some stripes. Red colour...
17.01.2013 18:09
looks like a carpet...
17.01.2013 18:10
Back to our common black screen.
17.01.2013 18:11
Stripes of a carpet or similar.
17.01.2013 18:11
Stripes of a carpet or similar. Somehow changing. Green, Yellow, Red.
17.01.2013 18:13
Still a very blurred image of some stripes, carpet, cloth, or similar.
17.01.2013 18:16
Maybe someone is standing in front of it.
17.01.2013 18:16
Looks like a bone!
17.01.2013 18:17
Or something fluffy, like a cloud. What is it?
17.01.2013 18:18
Maybe a cloud from an image?
17.01.2013 18:19
A dog! barking!
17.01.2013 18:20
A dog barking. Image or real?
17.01.2013 18:21
Or might it be a cat.
17.01.2013 18:21
A picture of an animal. It might be a cat or a dog.
17.01.2013 18:23
Has Julian Assange taken over?
17.01.2013 18:25
Is this thing on! Hello Julian Assange! We are here!
17.01.2013 18:25
Is this thing on? - Yes!
17.01.2013 18:26
Back to black...
17.01.2013 18:27
A tiger. Julian Assange performing.
17.01.2013 18:29
More coming. Tiger.
17.01.2013 18:30
Some kind of wild cat image.
17.01.2013 18:31
Hello world!
17.01.2013 18:31
Julian Assange: TheEmbassy Performance (with a cow)
17.01.2013 18:32
Julian Assange performing live from Ecuadorian embassy. A papier-mache cow.
17.01.2013 18:33
Image of kids.
17.01.2013 18:34
Postal Art is Contagious.
17.01.2013 18:35
Postal art is contagious!
17.01.2013 18:36
Image of a lion. Maybe we are seeing all the postcard Julian has been sent at the embassy?
17.01.2013 18:37
Welcome To Ecuador
17.01.2013 18:38
Tiger with green.
17.01.2013 18:40
Julian Assange's Performance from the Ecuadorian embassy.
17.01.2013 18:41
Image of half hidden tiger.
17.01.2013 18:42
Welcome To Ecuador
17.01.2013 18:43
Free Bradley Manning
17.01.2013 18:44
Free Nabeel Rajab
17.01.2013 18:45
Free Anakata
17.01.2013 18:46
Free Jeremy Hammond
17.01.2013 18:47
Free Rudolf Elmer
17.01.2013 18:47
Free Anons
17.01.2013 18:48
Justice for Aaron Swartz
17.01.2013 18:49
Justice For Aaron Swartz - Julian sitting at table
17.01.2013 18:51
Hello Julian! Julian sitting at a table in Ecuadorian embassy London. Live performace
17.01.2013 18:51
Free Bradley Manning
17.01.2013 18:51
Free Nabeel Rajab
17.01.2013 18:52
Free Anakata
17.01.2013 18:52
Free Jeremy Hammond
17.01.2013 18:53
Free Rudolf Elmer
17.01.2013 18:54
Free Anons
17.01.2013 18:54
Justice For Aaron Swartz
17.01.2013 18:56
Justice For Aaron Swartz
17.01.2013 18:57
Justice for Aaron Swartz
17.01.2013 18:57
Transparency for the state! Privacy for the rest of us!
17.01.2013 18:58
Postal art is contagious!
17.01.2013 18:59
Thank you Ecuador
17.01.2013 19:00
Thank you Ecuador
17.01.2013 19:01
Thank you to all our supporters
17.01.2013 19:02
Keep fighting
17.01.2013 19:02
Keep Fighting!
17.01.2013 19:04
2013 we win!
17.01.2013 19:05
17.01.2013 19:05
out of cards
17.01.2013 19:06
thumbs up!
17.01.2013 19:06
Julian Assange
17.01.2013 19:06
Good Bye!
17.01.2013 19:08
View from inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
17.01.2013 19:08
a lynx?
17.01.2013 19:09
Close up of the lynx.
17.01.2013 19:09
Back to Black.
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17.01.2013 19:31
This was a LIVE Mail Art Piece by !Mediengruppe Bitnik featuring Julian Assange.
17.01.2013 19:37
Thanks and good-bye!







Parcel Parcel




«I see that the net.art interventionist contingent haven’t lost all their teeth yet. Maybe there’s a spare couch in the embassy for the other dissidents.»
— Bruce Sterling, Wired

«What is the meaning of this parcel blitzkrieg? What else is in this mysterious package? Why can’t I stop gawking at the crotch-level interiors of some foreign Post Office? Why are these Twitter updates so addictive?»

«Since the package began its journey, they have been tracking it via GPS and uploading the images taken by the camera at regular intervals, showing an agreeably clean mail processing plant in east London, among other scintillating sites. Alas, still none showing Miss Moneypenny.»

«The Royal Mail told the BBC it had no comment on the project - or whether it would encourage similar tracking or broadcasting of parcels.»

«Great work from Bitnik here - and rather wonderful to see that the parcel made it to its intended recipient (parcel delivery companies, take note).»

«Do you keep yourself up at night – sweat pooling around you, your eyeballs pulsating – wondering what it would feel like to be packed up into a cardboard box and mailed to Julian Assange? Well, !Mediengruppe Bitnik – a group of Swiss artists – have kindly done everything they can to cure your insomnia by sending a parcel from Hackney to the Ecuadorian embassy.»



«This is more exciting than the mars rover.»

«This so beats tracking my iPad delivery»

«As the #Assange Embassy package -cam from @bitnik just showed us ..artist creativity ...has extraordinary political power.»
Christine Assange (Julians Mother)

«Yeah. @bitnk definitely won The Internet today.»

«You have had me glued to my seat. Can't believe the national news isn't making a deal of it»

«A black rectangle with 'LIVE' written in the corner has never been so exciting!»

«What I have learned from @bitnk: parcels spend a great deal of time in total darkness»


«This is the most & least exciting thing on the internet ever.»


«I just spent the whole day watching a parcel making its way to Ecuador. It's been fucking fascinating, and I dont really know why.»

«What a cunning hack! Wonderfully executed.»

«Many thanks to the !Mediengruppe Bitnik for some of the best entertainment I've ever had on Twitter. We salute thee!»

«Standing Ovation!»


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Copyleft, 2013