Did we need another proof that the world is lead by cororation?
Nike, as well as others corps, have only one thing in their minds: power. They need to control your mind, and sell their products, and make money, make money, make money and to care a f**ing shit if they use children in pakistan or india or whenever to build their products or if they pay a day less than what a single piece of bread coast in those country.
But if you try to say something aginst them, the call the laweyrs, they have a logo to defend, a dignity;-).
Solution: dont buy no more nike (we talking about them) products, may you resist not to wear the latest in fashion sneaker? Do you really care show how cool you are just showing your new t-shirt?
If you need thos thing, well, you probably know the kind of person you are...
If you will not hear from me anymore, that's because they sent someone to 'adjust' the thing....
Renato Posapiani wrote:
> October 17, 2003
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> Why doesn't Nike want to play with me?
> Nike starts legal action against the European art group
> 0100101110101101.ORG and cultural Internet platform Public Netbase.
> In mid September this group started a surreal art project called Nike
> Ground (http://www.nikeground.com
), a performance built around a fake
> guerrilla marketing campaign: Nike was supposedly buying streets and
> squares in major world capitals, in order to rename them and insert
> giant monuments of their famous logo. A hi-tech container was
> in Vienna, supposedly the first city to host a "Nike Square", as part
> the action.
> On October 10th, 0100101110101101.ORG publicly claimed to be behind
> "hyper-real theatrical performance". The project questions the issues
> private appropriation of public space, the side effects of bombarding
> marketing strategies and the artistic freedom to manipulate symbols of
> everyday life.
> On October 14th, Nike released a 30 pages injunction requesting the
> immediate removal of any reference to copyrighted material, and that
> activity related to Nike cease immediately. Failure to comply with
> request would mean that Nike will claim 78,000 Euro for damages.
> "Where is the Nike spirit? -- responds Franco, spokesman of
> 0100101110101101.ORG -- I expected to deal with sporting people, not a
> bunch of boring lawyers!".
> "Many artists have dealt with commercial products in the past, before
> Nike even existed -- comments Eva, also from 0100101110101101.ORG --
> think of Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup, for example. Contemporary art
> not have a well defined role within this society. On the contrary, it
> a field where one can make statements that are not possible in any
> context. Art has always used powerful images from the society of its
> time as its subject. Nike invades our lives with products and ads but
> then forbid us to use them creatively".
> According to independent curator and writer Timothy Druckery, "the
> of 0100101110101101.ORG provokes questions about how corporate
> cannot endorse itself as a proxy public sphere or as an entity immune
> from the implications of its actions".
> Curiously enough, the building of the "Viennese Secession", built by
> Joseph Olbrich in 1898, faces the fake Nike Infobox in Karslplatz. In
> huge gold letters over the entrance are the words: "To every time its
> art. To every art its freedom".