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Loophole for All
This project investigates offshore businesses through the idea of having a company "on paper" in countries considered offshore jurisdictions. On Loophole4All.com, the identities of offshore companies are on sale at a low cost to democratize the privileges of offshore businesses.
The project made public the list of firms incorporated at the Cayman Islands for the fist time and it generated international attention from the press, concerned locals, and a new peculiar community of pirates of offshore businesses.
This artwork utilizes aggressive business strategies for a political work of art and reverses corporate machination for creative subversive agendas.
Further, the artist interviewed major experts and produced a video documentary investigating offshore centers to expose their costs and to envision solutions to global economic injustice.
In the offline art installation, the paper trail of the project is displayed with prints of the documents of the scheme set up for the operation. Among the printed and framed subsidiary certificate, the ID and the bills of the artist, the audience at the exhibition space is able to buy identities of companies from a pile of thousands of counterfeited paper certificates of incorporation. The art installation becomes a low cost identity shop for offshore companies and in doing so, democratizes both offshore business and the selling of conceptual subversive artworks.
People: Paolo Cirio
Research: Open Culture
Project Type: Activism
Tags: arthack hacking activism economy transparency investigation open data subversive interactive