Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
The paranoia for 'national alert levels' is a prerogative of American culture, where the alarm to the nation, extremely useful tool to instantly revive a vacuous patriotic spirit, has in recent years become a sadly accepted practice within policy of continuous narcotic panic in the background. To convert these control practices in ridiculous automatically generated are the creators of ' Homeland Insecurity Advisory System (HIAS) . Developed, in fact, by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and the artist who calls himself 'U.S. Department of Art & Technology', is an indicator costiuto generated by software, which allows you to define through a collective rating of news of the major U.S. sources, carried out through the RSS protocol, the level of American national security (Threat Advisory System) , which is a representation aesthetically identical, but highly ironic in alarm codes adopted. The perspective is reversed: it is the citizen to express alarm about the level of stupidity shown by the government through its frightful media representations. This fun community effort becomes a collective consciousness and, at the same time, a demonstration of distributed distrust of a policy so catastrophic. The arbitrariness of a panic induced deleterious strategy is then reversed, in a healthy, mocking its principals and creating antibodies communication distributed.