The Great Offshore
The Great Offshore (Le Grand Large) is a documentary artwork, that invites us to a journey into the depth of the offshore industry. The work gathers together documents, narratives, photographs and objects, collected during several trips in some of the most notorious tax havens : the City of London, Zürich and Pfäffikon, Switzerland, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, the Channel Islands, Jersey & Guernsey, Wilmington Delaware, Nassau, Freeport in Bahamas, Georgetown on Grand Cayman Island and Dublin. The various documents brought back from those exploratory travels are agenced like an encyclopedia, that seeks to index and underlign the infrastructural aspects of the tax evasion industry, that is lying at the heart of the neoliberal machinery.
The exhibition is held in the Espace multimedia Gantner, from November 18th, 2017, to january 27th, 2018.
The Great Offshore is produced by the Espace multimedia Gantner, with the support of DICRÉAM, la Gaîté Lyrique and FNAGP (Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques).
OFFSHORE TOUR OPERATOR/
“Offshore Tour Operator” is a situationist gps prototype, orientated toward a computer assisted psychogeographic drift, that dictates the walk through the panama papers addresses.
The Great Offshore extends the RYBN.ORG collective’s decade-long reflections on contemporary economics with Antidatamining, an 11-part project on financial markets and algorithmic trading, including ADM 8 (2011), ADM X: The Algorithmic Trading Freakshow (2013) and ADMXI (2015). RYBN.ORG is a platform for experimental and extra-disciplinary artistic research founded in 1999. RYBN.ORG is interested in the coupling, disruption and perversion of those writing and formalisation tools related to information and communication technologies (algorithms, networks, data flows), reinscribing them in the field of the visual arts.
Opening on Saturday 18th November at 7 p.m in Espace multimédia Gantner