– Shumon Baser
Chief Executive Office of Piaget
From Salvador Dali’s cookbook, Les Diners de Gala
Launched on the 15th October 2016, chip-ship is an online repository for textual, visual and auditory data related to the four SB13 keywords. The material was collated over eight months by 15 researchers located in Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah, Beirut and Sharjah. With essays, archival material and commissioned topical research, the cloud-hosted chip-ship server is a rich source of data created by the interlocutors during the research phase of their respective off-site projects. The wordplay in the title emphasises a digital aspect of the data server as a vessel of knowledge. This repository serves as a ‘lighthouse’ to engage SB13 knowledge. Chip-ship will become a permanent archive of SB13, functioning as a record of the Biennale and extending its life beyond 2017.