September 12th, 2019
Throughout 2 years, close to 66,500 people across Europe and over 100,000 online engaged with the State Machines programme. We introduced audiences to the works of more than 400 artists, creatives and researchers – originating from 42 countries, inside and outside Europe. State Machines succeeded in multiple ways: exhibitions conceived at the edges of Europe travelled to multiple venues, channeling attention to new artists and new ideas, while institutional-scale projects found new forms in diverse spaces outside their usual orbits.
April 22nd, 2019
The contents of the book "State Machines - Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance and Art" shed light on a selection of the ideas and activities currently resisting the hegemonic, systemic violations of often talked about but seldom cited human rights.
James Bridle has spent the recent years researching citizenship-by-investment and related technologies: special economic zones and free trade areas, freeports and seasteads, blockchain and other supposedly emancipatory but inhuman and asset-based protocols for identity management.