Saturday, August 22, 2009
Golden Shield by Actop / D-Fuse
"Film part of the Undercurrent instalation curated by D-Fuse. The project feeds from a pool of audio, video and photographic material collected by D-Fuse from cities in China and UK.This is being re-interpreted by dufferent artists in response to questions of urban architecture, economic and social change as well as our personal relations to the space that surrounds us.
The Golden Shield Project is a censorship project owned by Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China. It was formally known as the Great Firewall of China (in reference both to its role as a network firewall and to the ancient Great Wall of China). A major part of the project includes the ability to block content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through and consists of standard firewall and proxy servers at the Internet gateways." (http://www.reformcomm.org/about.php)