Neural 49 extra: forged Caymans companies’ Certificates of Incorporation by artist Paolo Cirio

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Neural #49 extra is a forged Caymans companies’ Certificate of Incorporation by artist Paolo Cirio (only for subscribers for the printed magazine).

The Certificates used to be part of an installation and they were meant to be the “paper trail” of the Loophole for All project that Paolo Cirio developed in 2013 and that was awarded by the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica in 2014..

As Cirio explains:.

“This artwork unveiled over 200.000 Caymans Islands companies and it reversed global finance machination for creative agendas. The website promoted the sale of real identities of anonymous Cayman companies at low cost to democratize the privileges of offshore businesses by forging Certificates of Incorporation documents for each company, all issued with the artist’s real name and signature. This performance generated international media attention, engaged an active audience and drew outrage from authorities on the Cayman Islands, international law and accounting firms, PayPal and real owners of the companies. Further, the artist interviewed major experts and produced a video documentary investigating offshore centers to expose their social costs and to envision solutions to global economic inequality. In the offline art installation, the paper trail of the project is displayed with prints of the counterfeited Certificates of Incorporation and the documents of the scheme set up for the operation.”.