Dead Drops / Aram Bartholl

Presented by ZERO1

Dead Drops (2010 - present) is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop is installed empty except a readme.txt file explaining the project. Dead Drops  is open to participation. If you want to install a dead drop in your city or neighborhood, follow the ‘how to’ instructions and submit the location and pictures on the website:

This project is presented as part of the exhibition 
Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage 
September 12-December 8, 2012
Admission is free

Aram Bartholl

lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Aram Bartholl has been working in Berlin since 1995. He studied architecture at the University of the Arts UdK Berlin and graduated there in 2001. Bartholl worked as a freelancer for DMC, MVRDV, IEB Berlin and Fraunhofer Institut FOCUS among others. His installations and performances have been shown at numerous festivals, museum and gallery shows worldwide. Often he is invited to give workshops and to present his work at conferences and universities/art schools. He is a member of the NYC based ‘Free, Art & Technology Lab’ a.k.a. ‘F.A.T. Lab.’ Net politics Institutions like the CCC (Chaos Computer Club) and the discussion on: copyright, DIY movement and the web development in general do play an important role in his work. Since serveral years Aram Bartholl collects impressions on streetart, games, privacy, copyright and neoanalogue culture in his blog.