The right to free speech. The right to open expression. The right to access, and experience. We live in a world where basic freedoms are being deleted. As artists and engineers; as human beings, we have a choice. An obligation to stand against persecution. An obligation to stand up for openness.
Madonna’s new film, secretprojectrevolution, co-directed by Steven Klein, is a hard lens on human rights, circa 2013. The 17-minute film will go live in seven days on BitTorrent; launching Art For Freedom, an online initiative to further freedom of expression.
Art For Freedom, curated by VICE, is a public art project designed to address global intolerance; asking the world to submit personal freedoms and protest in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Join the project by uploading original artwork or tagging posts #artforfreedom.
BitTorrent was founded as a free speech tool. And BitTorrent Bundle, our publishing Alpha, is designed to enable Internet expression: putting the power to create and distribute content back into the hands of artists.
So, the revolution begins here. We’re releasing secretprojectrevolution as a full film download to the people of the Internet. The BitTorrent Bundle will include HD and 2K copies of the film, plus bonus content: an exclusive interview with Madonna, conducted by VICE’s Eddy Moretti, a message from Madonna, and trailers and stills from the shoot. If you’re interested in releasing your own work via BitTorrent, you can sign up to try our alpha publishing program, live next week.
On September 24th, the BitTorrent Bundle will be available to all. Join the revolution.