The Griefers of Bandung
Published in the context of the DAI 2016-17 COOP Academy Publishing Class I Left my pdf in Arnhem, curated by Sarah Pierce and Tirdad Zolghadr.
Available at WALTER books & BOOKS@RET
Dutch art student Elsemieke Kiekens has just spent the last three months in Bandung, searching for love and fighting alongside a local activist collective. Meanwhile, her virtual avatar Virgo has become a resistance hero involved in weapons-trafficking, corporate-boycotts, rally-organising, illegal-fundraising and cybertheft. It turns out the effects of these operations are not limited to cyberspace. Now, overwhelmed by a series of unexpected encounters, Elsemieke finds herself on a plane back to the Netherlands. She is soon to understand that the worst is yet to come.