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October 04, 2006

The Dirk Pereres Archive


Online file gathering

Downloading and sharing music, films, software and other data is usually done by means of peer-to-peer (p2p) networks. p2p software like Limewire and Acquisition offer the possibility to share specified documents on computers with other users, who have access to the data through an Internet connection.

Many users do not use the right settings in these exchange programmes, causing far more data to be accessible than originally planned. In this way, a lot of ‘sensitive’ information is being unconsciously offered.

Dirk Pereres spent a year gathering keywords, application letters, bank information, scanned passports, photo and video material, and so on. This resulted in the so-called Dirk Pereres Archive. The ‘found footage’-material was used to design amongst others posters and films.

Pereres states: “It’s an interesting collection that should be seen by everyone. Because: You’re telling Dirk! It was immediately clear to me that a high level of discretion was needed… Therefore, my design always strives to create or restore anonimity”.

The Dirk Pereres Archive will be presented at <>TAG The Hague from October 7th till October 28th. Check out: http://www.tag004.nl for more information about the presentation of The Dirk Pereres Project and http://www.dirkpereres.org for details on the project.

Posted by luis at October 4, 2006 12:56 PM