VIDEO POST relaunches Bi0film.net, an open project by Jung Hsu and Natalia Rivera that praises bacterial resistance and its great ability to communicate in the absence of a leader, in contrast to the reductionist discourse of war. One of the icons of the Hong Kong movement, the yellow umbrella, has been adapted, based on an open resource created by Andrew McNeil, to be used as a parabolic WiFi antenna. In addition to covering, hiding and protecting the user, Bi0film.net helps him or her communicate. The umbrella can act as an antenna for a mini-server, a repeater or a router, increasing the range and building a nomadic network that accompanies the event through the streets. While on the move, the network organically connects and disconnects. Demonstrators can join the virtual Bi0film to chat, share files and archive them.
Jung Hsu – Natalia Rivera, Bi0film.net, 2022
The project was awarded with the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica 2022