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invitation to etoy.SHOW auf Heiligkreuz: im anfang war das wort

(English version below)

etoy ruft alte 68er, Apple-User, sinnsuchende Banker und andere Wandervoegel auf ins Entlebuch zur Eroeffnung der Ausstellung "im anfang war das wort" zu kommen.

Nach 8 erfolgreichen Erdumrundungen donnerten am 16. Juni 2009 auf der First bei Heiligkreuz (LU) 5.32 Tonnen Stahl nieder: http://www.heiligkreuz09.ch/index.php?id=61 Die normierte Metallkapsel beinhaltet gemaess ersten Spekulationen wichtige Komponenten fuer die naechste Version der ANGEL APPLICATION sowie 4 GigaByte neue persoenliche Daten von Sepp Keiser und Timothy Leary sowie ein Objekt fuer ein Ritual an der Ars Electronica in Linz (3. - 8. 9. 2009 - Thema: Human Nature / the anthropocen: http://www.aec.at/humannature/index_de.html).

Seit der bewusstseinserweiternden Begegnung von Kunst und Natur im Val-de-Travers (Art Motiers 2007) sind viele etoy.AGENTEN ueberzeugte Verfechter von Freiluft-Kunst-Ausstellungen und haben sich bereits darauf eingerichtet den Sommer in den Bergen zu verbringen: geplant sind ein oeffentlicher Workshop am 16.8.2009 (Anmeldung unter http://www.heiligkreuz09.ch/index.php?id=etoy), interne etoy.MEETINGS, Klausuren und Daten-Sammel-Sessions sowie ein etoy.KINDER-CAMP.

Vernissage "im anfang war das wort": Sonntag 5. Juli 2009, 13.30 / Schuur Heiligkreuz
Konzert: Gruppe Hans Kennel, Alphorn
Wie immer mit dabei: Sepp Keiser, member of the crew since 2005

Weitere Kuenstler: Wilma Benz, Patricia Bucher, Anton Egloff, Monika Feucht, Edith Fluckiger, Johannes Gees, Rene Gisler, Heini Gut, Alex Hanimann, Thomas Heini, Beat Mazenauer und Anna Luchs / Urs Hofer, Robotlab, Matthias Gommel, Martina Haitz, Jan Zappe, Roger Schnyder, Peter Stobbe, Stockwerk 7

Herzlichen Dank fuer die grossartige Zusammenarbeit: Ruth Schuermann, Benno Baumeler, Bruno Meyer, Marco Meier und alle Helfer des Entlebucher Kunstvereins!

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etoy calls all flower people, apple nerds, spiritual travelers, bankers and other wayfaring (wo)men to leave their offices & teepees to check out the show "im anfang war das wort" in Entlebuch/Switzerland.

After successfull return from orbit the 5,32 tons of steel hammered down on the First near Heiligkreuz/LU: http://www.heiligkreuz09.ch/index.php?id=61 The container is expected to carry key code for etoy's ANGEL APPLICATION and 4 GB of new data from Tim Leary and Sepp Keiser as well as a ritual object for sepulchre ceremonies at Ars Electronica 2009 in Linz, the world’s leading media arts festival (3. - 8. 9. 2009: Human Nature / the anthropocen http://www.aec.at/humannature/index_de.html)

Since the clash of art and nature in Motiers (art en plain air 2007), and all the psychedelic experiences up there, etoy.AGENTS are raring to go back into wild and spend the summer of 2009 in the mountains: a public STOWAWAY ENCAPSULATION WORKSHOP (register here: http://www.heiligkreuz09.ch/index.php?id=etoy), agent retreats, meetings, further data gathering sessions with test pilots and an etoy.CHILDREN summer camp are on the list.

Vernissage "im anfang war das wort": Sunday, 5th of Juli 2009, 13.30 / Schuur Heiligkreuz
In Concert: Gruppe Hans Kennel, Alphorn

Attending artists: Wilma Benz, Patricia Bucher, Anton Egloff, Monika Feucht, Edith Fluckiger, Johannes Gees, Rene Gisler, Heini Gut, Alex Hanimann, Thomas Heini, Beat Mazenauer und Anna Luchs / Urs Hofer Robotlab, Matthias Gommel, Martina Haitz, Jan Zappe, Roger Schnyder, Peter Stobbe, Stockwerk 7

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NEWS: transfer of etoy.ZAI from ECAL to ZHdK / etoy announces shared leadership model

etoy.ZAI transforms: he steps down as etoy.CEO and leaves his position as a professor for Media & Interaction Design at ECAL - University of Art and Design in Lausanne - to enter new academic challenge in the city of Zurich and to explore a new organizational model with etoy.CORPORATION.

Quote ZAI: "At the etoy.CORPORATION general meeting of last Saturday (6.6.2009) I announced that I will not be available for another term as etoy.CEO. My responsibility as chief executive officer will officially end on 16.8.2009 at the GM of etoy.VENTURE association, the annual meeting of etoy.AGENTS in Heiligkreuz/Entlebuch. The GM will be part of the art exhibition: "IM ANFANG WAR DAS WORT" and takes place on the top of a Swiss mountain: http://www.etoy.com/blog/archive/2009/06/16/mission-eternity-sarcophagus-dropped-at-heiligkreuz.html). I want to push change to the outer limits: last week I served my last day at ECAL after 7 years in Lausanne and today accepted an exciting offer from Stephan Trüby, the new head of the Postgraduate Studies MAS Scenography at Zuercher Hochschule der Kuenste. The Institute for Design and Technology at ZHdK with its excellent team of international scenographers, curators, architects, neurologists and historians opens up perfect perspectives for me and my work. etoy remains my main interest and occupation.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: German and/or English speaking students with artistic or theoretical background can apply for the master’s program that merges and expands the fields of exhibition design, stage design, digital architecture, urban intervention and media culture. DEADLINE: 27.6.2009! Local and international students are wanted. INFO and TARGET GROUP: http://sceno.zhdk.ch/index.php?s=courses&id=4&lang=en

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DETAILS: After ZAI's announcement the board of etoy.CORPORATION S.A. asked the management team consisting of core agents MONOROM, HAEFLIGER and ZAI to assume shared leadership of the art group for the next period of 12 months. The roles of CEO, CFO and CTO will be consolidated to cut overhead and increase artistic / academic output.

ZAI: "...after 13 years on the admin bridge of the NET.art-tanker etoy I am hungry to question corporate art and to test-drive the next form of shared authorship far away from the naive illusion of the genius artist. Collaboration remains in the center of my interest. The organizational sculpture must evolve."

It's in the code and logic of etoy to reconfigure values and leadership behavior: the group started in 1994 as a controversial street gang on the information superhighway, failed as boy group in 1995, then morphed into a dot.com monster that reached its peek (and imploded) 1998 in San Francisco - but survived the blast to surprise the world with its denial to sell the etoy.com domain for the highest price ever offered for an internet art work (TOYWAR). Once identified as successful hacktivists and the good guys online, etoy totally redefined itself one more time to open up its identity, assets and potential to much more artists and fans: within the years that followed more than 20 active etoy.AGENTS and 200 investors joined the art group (a registered shareholder company) and turned etoy into a distributed community of engineers, craftsmen, intellectuals, supporters and co-owners who code, weld, bend, study, increase and own the corporate sculpture etoy.CORPORATION.

Unique and often intangible works such as the long term project MISSION ETERNITY (http://www.missioneternity.org/) are the consequence of this strategy.

Sharing remains the most relevant attribute of the current version of etoy. That's the reason why the core product - from an economic perspective - remains the etoy.SHARE: people who want to join, change, observe, archive or posses etoy must share risk and resources. There is no excuse or detour: participants must co-own etoy and not stay detached spectators or innocent collectors. That's how etoy pushes its work further and it's the way etoy finances costly digital art outside of conventional markets.

Despite world wide crisis, distrust in stocks and the fashionable damnation of shareholder value among trendy culture consumers etoy underlines the mechanism of sharing as a fundamental principle that must be discussed beyond black and white thinking or simple radical chic.

etoy.AGENTS started as immature pirates and remain punks. They work, look and talk like shy office clerks, mysterious nerds, highly charged construction workers, calm researchers, architects on the edge of physical reality or spurious salesmen. etoy.AGENTS are artists that constantly cross the line. They all have dirty hands and long term plans: subversion of established code and the search for adequate art.


SHORT TERM PLANS INCLUDE:

-> July 5, 2009 opening of the show "im anfang war das wort" Heiligkreuz / Entlebuch / Switzerland
-> August 15, 2009 GM etoy.VENTURE association (etoy.AGENTS)
-> August 16, 2009 public workshop MISSION ETERNITY STOWAWAYS
Info and registration: http://www.heiligkreuz09.ch/index.php?id=44

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note from the etoy.QUEER-LABS

We know there's a little gay guy in everyone. But the etoy.BUREAUCRATS forgot to celebrate this fact!

etoy.CORPORATION SA wishes to apologize officially for not consulting the etoy.QUEER-LABS before setting this year's GENERAL MEETING date.

Shame on the chairman and all his board members: the 6th of June 2009 is the day of the EUROPRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL in Zurich! EuroPride is this year's biggest gay event in the world: a celebration and political demonstration for acceptance and tolerance, against discrimination and against the creation of taboos and violence on grounds of sexual orientation. Political speakers include the politician and publicist Daniel Cohn Bendit, the mayor of Zurich, Corinne Mauch, and the Moldovan human rights activist Mihaela Copot.

http://www.europride09.eu/

The chairman proposes triple voting rights for all etoy.SHAREHOLDERS who can show probable cause that they practice/tested same-sex romance and/or participate in the general meeting as cross-dresser/gender-bender.

In addition, etoy installed the position of agent.PINK who can be contacted to delegate voting rights in case the celebration schedule cannot be synchronized with the etoy.MEETING-PLAN. ---> use: gay[at]ir.etoy.com

kisses from etoy ...leaving reality behind.

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Invitation to the General Meeting of etoy.CORPORATION SA

Dear Shareholders!

etoy invites you to the third annual meeting of etoy.CORPORATION SA.

When: June 6, 12.00-14.00
Where: etoy.TANKS - Raeffelstr. 30, 8045 Zurich, Switzerland.
http://www.etoy.com/blog/archive/2007/10/31/archive/tanklocation-binz-raeffelstrasse-30.html

Agenda items:
1. Welcome by the president
2. Update by agent.ZAI about etoy's investments and activities
3. Presentation of the financial figures for the year 2008
4. Presentation of the budget 2009
5. Discharge of the board
6. Election of the board: agents GRAMAZIO, MONOROM, ZAI, and
HAEFLIGER (pr.)

Please submit any questions or discussion items before May 23 directly to the president (haefliger@etoy.com) The financial report and the statement of the auditor will be available to shareholders on site shortly.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot attend the meeting you may delegate your voting rights to another shareholder. If you wish to do so, please forward your written consent to a shareholder of your choice before the meeting. etoy will count the voting rights present before the start of the meeting.

etoy invites you to a drink and a special tour of the etoy.TANKS following the annual meeting.
for etoy
agent HAEFLIGER



http://www.etoy.com

Purpose of etoy.CORPORATION SA, registered in Zug, Switzerland,
Register of Commerce CH-170.3.029.244-0
"etoy is art and invests all resources in the production of more art.
The firm represents the core and code of the corporate sculpture, and
controls, protects, promotes, and exploits the cultural substance
(intellectual property) and the etoy.ART-COLLECTION. etoy intends to
reinvest all financial earnings in art"

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etoy at Manifesta7

For Manifesta7 etoy built its brand-new TANK8 that serves as infrastructure to support the agents in their self-encapsulation for MISSION ETERNITY. As defined by the protocol, each ARCANUM CAPSULE adheres to basic standards for replicability and access and extends beyond the standards adding arcane, individual traces of life, post mortem plans, snapshots and time stamps, and anything that can capture a fraction of a person's life in the form of digital data. The quest for this trace, the memory and the loss, the deadline and the virtuality behind this ultimate boundary drives MISSION ETERNITY.

Join the etoy.AGENTS in Bolzano this fall: open until November 3, 2008
Observe our daily routines and our great new office at Via Volta 11: http://www.etoy.com/cam/2008-bolzano/

Currently in self-encapsulation mode:
agent ZAI: inviting people for personal conversations captured in video and sound: friends, neighborhood kids, local politicians, farmers, former girlfriends and strangers.
agent HAEFLIGER: logging a series of meditations and transcribing their content to capture a snapshot of his life today.


Links for your visit:

Manifesta7

ARCANUM CAPSULE

Crew manual for Bolzano

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etoy.SUMMER-PARTY this Saturday

Invitation to celebrate the summer with etoy in Zurich!

WHERE: etoy.IMPLANTAT, Raeffelstr 30 in Zurich (Binz)

WHEN: Saturday July 12 starting at 5 p.m.

Bring your drinks and BBQ items: etoy contributes the FIRE.
Just back from Beijing - about off to Bolzano
your etoy.AGENTS
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etoy leaving China

- - - etoy.UNIVERSE / Breaking news - - -

1> Another brand new etoy.TANK gets loaded for
one of the most interesting contemporary art
shows: Manifesta7!

2> Last day of the show "Synthetic Times"
at the National Art Museum of China / Beijing

Meet etoy.MONOROM and etoy.ZAI TODAY (July 3)
between 3PM and 5PM for a last guided personal
tour and to learn how they experienced China.

3> etoy.CHINA-BRANCH installed and activated:
etoy.CORPORATION - well known for its global
approach to culture and commerce - tastes
yellow river capitalism and tries to find out how
to get its hands dirty in the CHINA-GAME.
(or to survive and produce under THE CHINESE
CONDITIONS that started to rule the planet).


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- - - IN DETAIL - - -

1> etoy.LOGISTICS-AGENT STAMBERGER will
soon start to hyperventilate as he prepares the
massive transfer of gear and etoy.CREW-MEMBERS
from all over the world (Zurich, Berlin, Basel and
Beijing) to Bolzano/Italy where etoy.CORPORATION
will install its summer camp.

etoy was selected by the Manifesta curators of
RAQS from New Delhi
to question and shake the concept of emotional
data collection and long term storage of information
in distributed social networks.

"Manifesta is one of the most important European
Biennials of Contemporary Art and it takes place
every two years in different cities. As Documenta
Kassel and the International Art Exhibition of the
Venice Biennale, it is one of the highlights for
international contemporary art".
http://www.manifesta7.it/locations/show/

For people staying in Europe this summer we
recommend a two+ day trip to the region of
Trentino – South Tyrol, Italy or even the guided
trip of Kunsthalle St.Gallen that takes you to all
the important Manifesta venues in September.
(hurry up now! you can still reserve a seat:
contact info@k9000.ch).

The etoy.CREW moves to Bolzano for the full
duration of Manifesta7 for self-encapsulation
experiments (another series of work for MISSION
ETERNITY) and a summer of interventions
in the Italian Alps. After Beijing, Bolzano will
come as a mountain retreat and in August hosts
the annual general meeting of the etoy.VENTURE
ASSOCIATION, the non profit organization within
the etoy.UNIVERSE. Between July 19th
(Manifesta opening) and November 3rd 2008,
a modified etoy.TANK will be permanently
installed for MISSION ETERNITY data collection:
etoy.AGENTS will work, cook, eat, talk, meet, and
sleep in the container to record their personal
ARCANUM CAPSULES. In the tradition of
Joseph Beuys, the agents are part of the
show and do daily container tours to offer insights
into the production of etoy.CODE and eternal data
packages
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2> Tomorrow 7-3-2008 is the last day of the show
"Synthetic Times" at the National Art Museum
of China / Beijing.
Not to miss if you're in the city! This has been
one of the best media art shows for years and
documents China's will to connect with the world
not only on the level of trade and sports but also
in the high-risk and unprofitable field of so-called
"media art".

While most major European and American art
institutions still avoid trouble triggered by
electronic components and confusing user
interaction, curator Zhang Ga and his team at
NAMOC invested massive resources and passion
into one of the most professional but also most
interesting shows that etoy ever participated in.
Since the opening many thousands of Chinese
and international visitors have seen the
exhibition that features works from the most
influential contemporary artists who go beyond
showing colorful surfaces and disconnected objects.

etoy picked a few favorites in four relevant but
arguable categories.

Many thanks to Zhang Ga, Fan Di'An, Li Zhenhua,
and our incredible local etoy.AGENT Liu Jia!
Kisses to Pro Helvetia and Swiss Nex and all other
organizations/individuals who made this exciting first
step into the Chinese market possible and take the risk
to invest in complicated geek art and future culture
while the money-driven art market wants easy to
consume products. CREDITS

The SARCOPHAGUS will be exposed to the Beijing
heat for another few days and is then being injected back
into the global cargo package system with thousands
of other shipping containers leaving China every day
in order to satisfy our prurience for cheap products.


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3> To study but also to participate in THE NEW
ORDER + CHAOS etoy spent the last five weeks in
China and established a sustainable network of
collaborators, suppliers, spies and friends. etoy
entered the CHINA-GAME that will probably last
for quite a while ...and definitely goes on when all
the athletes, journalists and protesters go back
home to train for the next mega event.

One more time etoy.CORPORATION accepted to
loose its innocence and to damage its image of a
politically correct artist collective because we want
to know what's happening to this planet and its
inhabitants - first hand and from an artistic
perspective! etoy was always - and must remain -
part of the mess and in the eye of the storm in
order to create art that is about and for our time.

In the eyes of many observers, the future of billions
of us is currently shaped in China (especially in Asia,
Africa and South America). We can ignore it, hate it,
complain, express our foggy concerns - or
study China carefully to be prepared for new
impulses and to underline our suggestions or
demands with knowledge and respect.

To get a more precise idea of what we refer to, etoy
recommends the book: "What does China think?" by
Mark Leonard.

The show at the National Art Museum of China
impressively demonstrated China's position as a new
leader who takes risks. For etoy, it is not an accident
that one of the first big art museums that shows
media art on this scale is located in China.
May the rest of the art world learn from this step
and move towards higher impact and face some of
the big questions of our time: what happens to
the human civilization as relationships and
transactions get more and more virtual and
humans are penetrated by machines and information?

Another example of China's efforts to take over:
currently hundred thousands of design and engineering
students are educated in this country! To simply
assume that these people have no style (something
we hear frequently in Europe) is naive. Some of these
brains will redesign our code and way of life while
our typical creative heroes in London and New York
probably make a lot of money or increase fame by
designing some fancy art books, luxury furniture
or cool international hotels: nice and expensive
stuff with minimal impact on HARDCORE REALITY.
Just sushi - No substance.

etoy.ZAI's lecture at Tsinghua University was
scheduled on a Sunday morning 10AM (because
he refused to start at 9AM). About 30 interaction
design students showed up (most of them 10
minutes in advance) - not because they had to
- but because they where interested in tasting
something different from their usual brain food.
It did not matter so much to them that they
did not "get it" right from the start...(who gets
it anyway?) The audience accepted the fact that
there are many concepts and approaches to
interaction design and art. Some of them wrote
emails after the presentation and came to meet
etoy at the museum for a deeper discussion.
This is something that simply doesn't happen at
most European universities.

What etoy.AGENTS face here is pure motivation
and a striking number of open-minded individuals
who are willing to SHARE time, passion and their
often quite limited resources. Yes! We miss this
quality in good old Europe and we admit that
it feels very good to work here. People run and
jump. Not just for money. Forget this cliche.

etoy does not want to glorify the China-Hype or
downplay the threats, horrible side effects, brutal
logic of the transformation of this society or even
the violations of human rights in China. But etoy -
as anybody else who is an active player in this life -
is involved and obliged to do more than to complain
and accuse. We want to interact. Even if we risk to
get our hands dirty or to make mistakes. We want
to be part and SHARE the mess instead of playing
the innocent smart ass who does not even know
who assembled his/her computer, ipod, camera,
sneakers or who thermoformed the plastic box in the
fridge.

etoy.CONCLUSION: today - after 4 weeks in China
-the etoy.MANAGEMENT decided to enter a test
phase in which 80% of all physical products such
as print material, share certificates, steel parts for
etoy.TANKS and hardware components will be
produced in China - not by intransparent
middlemen but directly by etoy.PARTNERS.

The results will be carefully evaluated (from
emotional, economical, cultural, and political
viewpoints). Subsequently, etoy.SHAREHOLDERS
will be called to vote on the future strategy and
on how to do business with the red giant.

As with the digital revolution in the early 90s, etoy
said yes to PARTICIPATION AND INTERACTION in
another highly questionable rush that drives our
planet close to the collapse these days:
GLOBALIZATION.

The rise of the Internet and the acceleration of
global trade is very directly linked and in many
ways of similar nature. We move things fast:
information and goods. We all want lower prices
and permanent availability. This demands faster
cables, lager vessels and huge computer
systems to coordinate and administrate
distribution and delivery. We can produce
everywhere because we can communicate fast
and cheap. We can customize and adapt in real
time. And the problems become obvious: the
world becomes "flat" and standardized, the
environment suffers, the climate collapses, we
heat up everything - even by cooling down
our machines and sweating bodies.

But what does it help to only complain and
express concerns from a pseudo outsider
position? We are linked anyhow and etoy
dogmatically supports links. The more the better!

There will be no simple answers to complex
problems. The Bug sits most likely inside
our own genetic code or global culture.

etoy decided to meet the bug inside itself. Only
fixing the internal bug can fix the external one.
We love it and hate it - we need to know.


To turn theory in practice, the corporation recruited
two new agents living in Beijing: etoy.LIU, a young
economics student and project manager who grew
up in the Chinese capitol and now plays a key role
in establishing etoy's business relations with local
sound producers, money printers, steel workers,
card board-, plastic- and dvd manufacturing plants,
universities or other artists - and agent etoy.MURIEL,
a Thai and Chinese speaking open source developer
with genetic code from Thailand, India, England
and Switzerland! Muriel currently lives in Beijing
and runs one of the first geek-girl-groups in the
city. Welcome on board and fasten your seat belt.
Globalization impacts on all etoy.ACTIVITIES
(except maybe organic gardening and relaxation
at the Zurich IMPLANTAT).

((Don't miss our summer party on July 12, 2008))

etoy picked up the challenge back in the 90s when
virtual team work was a novelty. Today, in a time in
which Skype links ordinary Chinese grand parents
as well as old Swiss farmers with their grand
children on the other side of the planet and almost
every student has a facebook or twitter account,
etoy wants to know why the art market is still all
about oil and object ownership.

In THE FACTORY OF THE WORLD etoy seeks new
approaches to this interconnected madness:
the relationship between the intangible realm of
world dominating digital communication and mass
production of goods, gadgets, plastic products,
container vessels.

etoy intends to occupy a unique vantage point in the
art world to penetrate and live the global trade of
ideas, services, and products. Beijing turned out to
be the ideal laboratory for our applied research: the
last weeks of intense exposure to the Chinese model
of yellow river capitalism, strict government control
and integration of free market principles, extreme
transformation processes and highly motivated
human beings shook our souls and nerves.

China seems to be good to etoy but etoy.MONOROM
and etoy.ZAI look forward to slower and more quiet
months in Bolzano where we reflect and hopefully
digest what we sucked in in Beijing - a crazy
Internet-like social, commercial and cultural nervous
system - an adorable and questionable organism that
pulses 24h a day!

Four more days to go. Then we make way for the
players of another kind of sport.

Nie Hau! and see you in Bolzano.
your etoy.AGENTS from Beijing
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etoy at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing

Toys leave China in containers, etoy enters China with a container: The SARCOPHAGUS opens its gates this Monday, June 9 at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing. The community of the living and the dead woos for the Chinese and unpacks Timothy Leary only steps from the Forbidden City. After weeks of construction, the NAMOC opens SYNTHETIC TIMES, a global media art group show curated by Zhang Ga in collaboration with TATE London, MOMA New York, Eybeam, and Pro Helvetia.

To adapt MISSION ETERNITY to the Chinese market and build on a corporate tradition (etoy.FIZZLE), etoy trades intangible assets for a new currency: The etoy.AFTERLIFE-CERTIFICATE (pictured below) is designed to light up the boundary between life and death. Inspired by an old Chinese tradition of using fire to transfer assets to the dead (hell bank notes), etoy collaborated with young graphic design talent 阮千瑞 (Ruan Qianrui) to create the first note (beta v.01) equivalent to 1/1000 of an etoy.SHARE. With each certificate, a part of the etoy.BRAND goes up in smoke.

Opening: June 9, 5 p.m.
Exhibition: National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)
No. 1 Wusi Street Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010 P.R.China
Jun 10, 2008 -July 3, 2008

Share with the living and burn for the dead
中国团队 /your agents in Beijing



Special thanks to Pro Helvetia (the Swiss Art Council) for support!
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etoy goes to China

The SYNTHETIC TIMES exhibition at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) features the SARCOPHAGUS and MISSION ETERNITY from June 9 to July 3, 2008.

In the context of the current political controversy, the possibility of boycott has been discussed extensively and dismissed: the etoy.SHAREHOLDERS decided at today's annual meeting to put the full power of the etoy.BRAND behind the propagation of shared cultural value in China. Specific action to implement this objective includes:

1. Sending four agents to China for the full duration of the show with the objective to maximize the interaction with local art consumers, officials, farmers, expatriates, lamas, children, migrant workers, chuppies, and internet entrepreneurs.
2. Providing public access to Timothy Leary's digital and mortal remains inside the SARCOPHAGUS at the gates NAMOC.
3. Running workshops at local universities and art spaces.
4. Networking with Chinese partners to access local markets during activities organized by Pro Helvetia and Presence Switzerland, as well as establishing new trading platforms for the etoy.CONTAINER logistics department.

etoy - twisting values since 1994.
http://www.etoy.com
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Invitation to upcoming conferences

INVITATION ART&FLUX conférences PARIS:
etoy.CORPORATION - Innovation durable: une stratégie ultra long-terme
(par etoy.HAEFLIGER)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts ENSBA
Salle des conférences, Palais des études, à 15 heures, 04 avr. 2008
14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris

INFO

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INVITATION BIRD Symposium BASEL («Creating New Realities Today» research
in design): April 4 and 5 2008 at the Campus of the Academy of Art and
Design FHNW in Basel in collaboration with the publishing house
Birkhäuser. Speakers include: Ruedi Baur, Nigel Cross, Frédéric
Dedelley, Michael Erlhoff, Christian Gänshirt, Simon Grand, Wolfgang
Jonas, Klaus Krippendorff, Rolf Pfeifer, Jan Torpus and etoy.ZAI

INFO

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INVITATION "Synthetic Times: Media Art Now" NEW YORK: April 14, 7pm,
Titus 2 Theater, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and April 15 at
Tishman Auditorium, New School University New York plus evening event at
EYEBEAM.

A conference in preparation for "Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008"
held at the National Art Museum of China in June 2008.
Speakers include: Barbara London, Zhang Ga, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Arthur
Kroker, Jordan Crandall, Erkki Huhtamo, Mariana Rodon, Miao Xiaochuan,
Sissel Tolaas, Luc Courchesne, etoy.ZAI and many others.

INFO

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INVITATION discussion "Doing business with the Chinese government?"
Saturday April 19 (2PM-6PM) at etoy.IMPLANT / Zurich. Background: As
announced etoy is invited to participate in a show at the National Art
Museum of China in Beijing in June 2008 (exhibition website:
http://www.mediartchina.org/). Several agents consider to make use of
the etoy.VETO to block the participation. The management invited guests
who will explain the "Tibet/China problem" and hopes to find creative
approaches to support the open minds in China.

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INVITATION to the GM of etoy.CORPORATION SA: Saturday, May 24 (2PM-4PM).
All registered shareholders are called to attend the annual meeting or
to appoint a representative (other etoy.SHAREHOLDER). Venue: the new
etoy.IMPLANT in Zurich/Switzerland. The official invitation to
shareholders follows.

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kisses from your etoy.AGENTS

etoy.IMPLANTAT
Raeffelstrasse 32
CH 8045 Zurich
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