The Great Offshore
Making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader’s brain
ALGOFFSHORE is a series of algorithmic flowcharts that documents various strategies of offshoring and tax optimization.
The Sea is Glowing pays attention to the most singular and uncanny incarnations of the offshore phenomenon : Art freeports, Luxembourg space mining futuristic projects, Malta’s golden passports programs, seasteading experimental projects and Flags of convenience and the End of Life Flags.
The Space Offshore dives into the futuristic activities of the offshore industry shed a crude light on the negotiations around space governance that happen today, far away from the public eye.
Resources reading list
Learning. Using the library. Opening articles and books. Reading. More.
loopholeforall, Paolo Cirio, Interview to be published in april 2021 in “THE GREAT OFFSHORE”, a collection of text on offshore, edited by RYBN.ORG.
State to Stateless Machines: A Trajectory, James Bridle, 2019
Offshore Finance: How Capital Rules the World, Reijer Hendrikse and Rodrigo Fernandez, KU Leuven, 2019
Outside of Borders, Rachel O’Dwyer, 2019
You and me and the TCC: Finance and Urban Form, Brian Holmes
The city and its double, Vera Tollmann & Boaz Levin, 2016
Duty-Free Art, Hito Steyerl, 2015
Caribbean mirage: Living in a blindspot of financial architecture, Femke Herregraven, 2010. Geographies of Avoidance, 2011, addresses the financial offshore system and avoidance of financial regulation, an index of a place that doesn’t want to be indexed.
The Off-Shore Economist: Tactics, Brett Scott