As more artists make use of information technologies and their process of communication relies on outside resources (ie. ISP, phone lines, computer hardware and software etc.), issues of privacy, security, copywrite, freedom of speech and censorship are at the forefront of discourse.
This website is an artist project which includes members of Godzilla, (an Asian American arts network based in New York). These selected artists contribute to the site in the form of images, content, visuals and sound. 4-5 members are invited every quarter year to make a project for the site.
There are two parts to the website:
The first is the web gallery which features artworks made specifically for the site and addressing issues of censorship. The second part of the site is a resource center on censorship. Information and data is collected by the participators, regarding: censorship as facts, statistics, non-fictional stories, literature references, on-line web resources, theoretical writings. Therefore the site not only serves as an art project, but a project which aims at increasing awareness of the threats to free speech.
This project was made possible by an Artists Space Independent Project Grant received and initiated by artist, Angie Eng in 1998. Special thanks goes to Godzilla, Artists Space, Nelson Wong(site design), Thing.net, and to the artists involved.