Jaromil (Italy)


—->The Farah project

About artist/work
Rami a.k.a. Jaromil (http://korova.dyne.org) is a free software programmer and streaming media pioneer, media artist and activist, performer and emigrant. Jaromil co-founded (1994) the non-profit organization Metro Olografix for the diffusion of information technology, and in 2000 founded the free software lab dyne.org; sub-root for the autistici.org / inventati.org community. Jaromil is active in the Italy Indymedia Collective, and is currently the software analyst and developer for PUBLIC VOICE Lab (Vienna).
The Farah project documents Jaromils three-week trip, in August, 2002, through the occupied territories of Palestine. During this time he crossed East Jerusalem, Gaza, Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah. This was while Bethlehem and Gaza were still under siege and Ramallah was experiencing another full-time curfew after the assassination of Ahmad Saadat. Farah is
an effort to document the life and culture of the Palestinian population in zones of war, without actually mentioning the war itself. It is a net-art project in the way that it tries to use the net as a privileged medium to unveil a beauty usually made far by war.

Jaromil participates in

  • [R][R][F]200x—>XP – the global networking project
  • RRF v.2 Real Play
    curated by Gita Hashemi