etoy in GWANGJU: a portrait by a local artist

THANK you soyoung!! so cool!


10 minutes to closing time

...leaving reality behind. again and again.

Join etoy.AGENTS Vincent, HG and Zai for last performances in
Gwangju/Korea TONIGHT Sat. Nov.6/7PM befor etoy will leave Korea behind

It's been a very turbulent time: the newly opened Kunsthalle Gwangju
challenged etoy with an experimental
container art space that twisted culture and arms of agents and audience.
On the upside, etoy showed a comprehensive retrospective covering 16 years
of etoy.HISTORY, the premier taking place in one of Asia's growing
hotspots, continuing our exposure to the Asian market, following up on the
SARCOPHAGUS show at the National Art Museum of China in 2008. On the
downside, working conditions were more than challenging due to stretched
construction deadlines, monsoon and a massive lack of basic

NEWS!  etoy is happy to announce a new collaboration with space pioneer
and Gwangju local, Hojun Song, initiator of the Open Source Satellite
(OSSI)! Hojun set out to develop
non-commercial and DIY use of outer space: satellites and communication
and possibly peaceful colonization. The fringe initiative is artistic for
reasons well known to etoy: sometimes only art can risk to venture into
new and highly risky domains given seemingly insurmountable social,
economic, technological, and cultural obstacles. By acquiring a
functioning communication device to be used with the first satellite, etoy
invests in OSSI as part of the etoy.ART-COLLECTION, and Hojun invests in
etoy, becoming part of our global community of shareholders, advisors,
friends - sharing risk, cultural twists, and artistic adventure.

with kisses

your etoy.AGENTS in Gwangju
and everywhere else

LOCATION REQUEST: etoy's main office and working tank plant will have to
move away from its current location in Zurich Binz by June 2011. We are
currently looking for a new location in the city of Zurich, preferably
housing 6+ cargo containers, ample surroundings, mountain or lake view,
warm water, fast access to the airport, international schools, and low

Seriously: if you know of any possible space to house the etoy.CONTAINERS,
please contact us!

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Workshop Mission

MISSION ETERNITY is about our digital afterlife. We try to define and preserve our own unique infosphere for eternity - that is why we work as well with an ECG machine (we will do heart scans during the workshop, be aware: this is not harmful - is is micro-electric of our muscels): this allows us to draw the electric impulses of our heart (which is UNIQUE FOR EVERY PERSON!) in a line. The collaboration with BERNINAallows us to bring this unique traces to the outside: fashion is all about identiy - and we want people to be able to bring this uniquness onto their clothes - this is where the collaboration with BERNINA starts. So we want people to be able to have their unique signature - as a embroidery - ie in the form of a ecg heart drawing - on their shirts, or ties, or trousers.

prod.SHOWS / 2010 GWANJU kunsthalle


Tempel DAEWON in South Korea

one of the oldest tempels in korea, the daewon temple - lies in the middle of soft mountains covered with green forest and a river that runs through it - a perfect spot. the special thing about the tempel is that monks prepare you for your death: there is little temple with a wooden coffin where you can ly down and imagine your death.

further more: in the tibetian museum nearby I saw for the first time pictures from the tibetian death rites - quite brutal to us. how can that be a pieceful step into the afterlife?

these images is how I imagine the mikro makro world of a computer drive


Burning shares for the people from 518

finally we know who we have to burn our shares for on that historic place: to all those souls that gave their lifes because they wanted freedom - the freedom of speech and their minds - democracy. and to these souls etoy burns it shares right on that spot where it all happened, 30 years ago - a hot big fire here on that icy november day. yujin, thank you so much for sharing that moment and letting that thought come to our minds - and thanks to the visiting artists from thailand! 

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NAM JUNE PAIK as trickster

check this out, I like that. the definition TRICKSTER sounds great.

exhibition is on NOW. how could I miss this. with christian jankowski!

check this e-flux letter!


etoy on the memorial site of 518

on this cold and icy monday it was a place of piece and calm - still surrounded from all the scenes from the past: this strong urge for democracy which started the uprise. what I feel is the power of the mass. what many can do. so maybe we need more MISSION ETERNITY ANGELS, to keep our mission going.


container ideas from SEOUL

anlässlich der formel 1 folgendes gesehen in seoul

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ETOY at VSMM 2010

the workshop participants had to face the question of their own understanding from eternity and even more: what kind of remain is so valuable to be kept and spread. A broad range from files got scanned from us agents, was scrumbeld by etoy.VINCENT and got its unique number: we so released the data of these ten STOWAWAY CAPSULES into our ANGEL APPLICATION. the participants proudly copied their ARCANUM CAPSULES ID from the chat. one very good input we got from the people from randomwalks - what keeps the link to us, to the social net, once we are gone, what keeps us alive: the storys, that our friends tell about us, the way they feel about us - and how to keep these energys going, that is what got very nicly manifestated in their idea. please scroll the STOWAWAY DATA to find their data.
thanks to everyone participating and especially as well for the VSMM to organize everything so well - above all Hyun Seung Yang. 

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the kunsthalle gwangju on a normal working sunday: etoy.VINCENT, etoy.HG, etoy.TABEA and etoy.ALWIN are present. Agent Tabea is finishing to issue EYB SHARES from 20 - 40 units value. Low Kee Hong from Singapure was visiting and very pleased to see Johannes and Marcus from Com & Com again - as part of the etoy.ART COLLECTION! thank you seraphine gutekunst for the pictures.



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