Artistic Squatting is an art exhibition that virtually ‘invaded’ Google’s Headquarters. The exhibition started in 2009 and is still available to be visited on Google’s virtual grounds without need for ‘permission or forms of identification’.

This is what I always liked about contemporary digital media: the virtual impossibility of stopping a process of participation and layering of concepts over the institutionally framed hierarchies.

The artistic statement that went with this exhibition and its artworks was published in Nictoglobe. My artistic statement focused on digital interventions and responded to Nictoglobe’s theme Friction Research – Investigating Ruptures in the Art-political Grid. The statement itself – available below as a PDF – is deconstructed, visualized and pinned on top of Google Inc.

Artist’s statement: Artistic Squatting