They have a hard time remembering the name of their domain and their identity is even more obscure. The action that made them famous was the "theft" of the most renowned net.art gallery, Hell.com, which has always been closed to the public and accessible only with a precious password. When Hell opened the web site for 48 hours on the occasion of the 'Surface' exhibition, 0100101110101101.ORG downloaded the entire content of the gallery and created a perfect copy, making it available to anyone in its web site. Despite the threats of legal action by the owners of Hell.com, the web site is still there to be seen. After Hell.com other scandals followed, like the pirate version of the famous gallery Art.Teleportacia, the numerous remakes of the works of other net.artists or the false "official" web site of the Holy See. 0100101110101101.ORG work on what they consider contradictions of the modern cultural system and particularly the concept of authenticity and authorship, taking advantage of the manipulation potential offered by the Internet. It should be clear to anyone that it no longer make sense to speak of originals or duplicates in the world of digital art. The struggle for freedom and accessibility of information only underlines this fact in spite of the fact that the art market obviously tries to enhance and maintain the "aura" of a work or art and consequently its high commercial value.
May 29, 1998
0100101110101101.ORG invents the life and works of an imaginary Serbian artist named Darko Maver. The project lasts two years and involves dozens of people from several cities, culminating with the disclosure of the prank the day after Maver is presented at the 48 Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venice.
Dec 15, 1998
The activists buy the domain name vaticano.org, which they use to create and maintain, for an entire year, an "official" organ of information for the Holy See, a huge site aesthetically identical to the real one but with slightly modified contents.
May 11, 1999
Creation of the "hybrids": files obtained by mixing together stolen works from other Internet artists.
May 11, 1999
A copy is made of Hell.com, the most popular Net art museum. The mirror site is published in an anti-copyright version without password protection. After only two hours 0100101110101101.ORG receives the first threat of legal proceedings for copyright violations from the creators of Hell.com. However, the mirror site remains.
Jun 9, 1999
The activists download and modify Art.Teleportacia, the first art gallery to appear on the Web. The gallery’s exhibition, "Miniatures of the Heroic Period," is renamed "Hybrids of the Heroic Period" and the works on display are radically altered. A long debate on the Web follows between Olia Lialina, creator of Art.Teleportacia, and the supporters of 0100101110101101.ORG’s tactics.
Sep 12, 1999
A clone of the web site belonging to Net artists Jodi is published on the website of 0100101110101101.ORG, this time without any modifications, to demonstrate that certain ideas and practices - such as the authenticity and uniqueness of an artwork - must be considered obstacles to the development of Web art.
Jan 1, 2001
life_sharing: 0100101110101101.ORG continues to challenge notions of artistic ownership giving every Internet user free 24-7 access to 0100101110101101.ORG's computer. In applying open source’s general public license model to the artists' own computer server, life_sharing radically challenges the concept of privacy and explores the contradictions of intellectual property.