The artists collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik recently undertook a fascinating project which saw them send a parcel containing a camera to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Through a small hole in the parcel a camera documents its journey through the postal system and the pictures were transferred to a website where interested parties could follow its progress in real time.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik posted the special parcel in the afternoon of Wednesday 16th January. It arrived at its destination the following day and the photographs included some interesting views inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Though the package has reached its destination, people are still able to see the photographs it provided of its route on the website.
Mediengruppe Bitnik said:
“The parcel is 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.”
Source: !Mediengruppe Bitnik