This work is essentially a Google powered cannibalistic economic engine. The artist generates money by serving Google text ads on a network of hidden websites. With the ad revenue the artist then purchases shares in Google stock.
We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself - but in the end "we" own it!
By establishing this autocannibalistic model we deconstruct the new global advertisement mechanisms by rendering them into a surreal click-based economic model.
After this process we hand over the common ownership of "our" Google Shares to the GTTP Ltd. [Google To The People Public Company] which distributes them back to the users (clickers) / public.
- Year Created: 2008
- Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Jul 15th, 2008
- Original Url: http://archive.rhizome.org/artbase/48115/7-15-08/gwei/
- Permalink: http://archive.rhizome.org/artbase/48115/7-15-08/gwei/
- HANS BERNHARD, creator
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